Whether you want to make the second floor of your home cooler in the summer, or you’re looking for ways to keep your energy bills down year-round, there are many reasons you might decide to upgrade your attic insulation. Attic insulation is one of the most cost effective home improvements you can make for greater indoor comfort, increased energy savings, and longer lasting heating and cooling equipment. And with insulation rebates available through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES), insulating your attic is more affordable than ever.
Vermont Foam Insulation is proud to offer expert attic insulation services for homeowners throughout southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire, including Rutland, Brattleboro, and Keene.
The Best Types of Insulation for Attics
When choosing the best types of insulation for your attic, our team will consider your attic’s unique insulation needs, as well as how you plan to use your attic space. We typically install spray foam insulation and blown in cellulose insulation in attics here in southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire.
Spray foam insulation
Spray foam insulation is one of the most effective insulation materials on the market. In addition to controlling heat flow, it also offers air and moisture resistance. We typically use spray foam in the attic to seal air leaks around recessed lighting, the attic hatch, and other key areas. If the attic will become a finished space, we will apply spray foam to the roof slope above.
The spray foam insulation we install is made from renewable materials and has an R value (effectiveness rating for controlling heat flow) of R7.5.
Blown-in cellulose insulation
Blown in cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspaper that has been treated to provide fire, mold, and pest resistance. Many homeowners like blown-in cellulose because it is especially eco-friendly and offers impressive thermal resistance. We typically install blown-in cellulose in loose fill form over the attic floor when the attic will remain an unfinished space.
Air Sealing Goes Hand in Hand with Insulation
As you look into updating the insulation in your attic, remember the importance of having air leaks sealed before any new insulation is installed. Many attics have air leaks which allow warm indoor air to rise into the attic and escape through the roof in the winter. Meanwhile, these same air leaks allow unwanted heat to seep down from the attic into the home in the summer. A good insulation contractor will locate and seal these air leaks before installing new insulation.
At Vermont Foam Insulation, we locate and seal air leaks using spray foam as part of every attic insulation project.
Assess Your Attic Insulation with a Free Site Visit
About 90% of homes in southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire are under-insulated. Is yours one of them? Vermont Foam Insulation offers free site visits to help local homeowners find out if it’s time to upgrade their home insulation. If after your free site visit you want to learn even more about issues that may be affecting your home’s comfort and energy efficiency, we can also conduct a more in-depth home energy audit to uncover any other underlying home comfort issues.
As a participating contractor with Efficiency Vermont and the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, we understand how to assess a home’s unique insulation needs and update insulation as needed according to the latest industry standards. Plus, our work qualifies for valuable local insulation rebates!