There’s no denying that when temperatures cool, keeping your home warm can become rather expensive.
Of course, most people are fully aware of the importance of home insulation, and take the necessary steps to ensure that each rooms in their home receive the insulation they need…at least most of their rooms.
You see, there are several home rooms that too many people overlook, and one of those rooms is the attic. Attics are typically known for having poor insulation, and therefore being colder in the winter and warmer in the summer. You may not think much of this, because attics are supposed to be that way, right?
But the truth is that failing to insulate your attics can and will make your home less energy efficient, and for you, this translates to having to endure higher energy costs every day. In other words, failing to insulate your attic means that your monthly bills are going to be higher. That’s why having your attic insulated can be a very wise investment.
The good news is that there are many options for insulating your attic. One option is cellulose, which is recycled, ground up paper that has boric acid added to it for superior fire and pest resistance. Cellulose is indeed effective at controlling air movement, but it doesn’t create an air movement, and it can’t always stop moisture either.
Another option will be to go with loose fill fiberglass. Fiberglass can technically work, and it’s definitely better than doing nothing, but it also has a relatively low R value at only 2.5 per inch, and it can also be very irritating to the human respiratory systems.
But there is another option that you can use for your attic in your home that will be an excellent insulation option to go with: spray foam. Spray foam is arguable one of the best types of insulation, with a higher R value of up to 6.5 per inch. It will also fit into all of the nooks and crannies that commonly exist in attics as well, and you will also have zero heat transfer through the convection. Spray foam is more expensive than either fiberglass or cellulose, but it will be an excellent option to go with thanks to the fact that it is more efficient and effective.
Regardless of how you would like your attic to be insulated, the simple fact of the matter is that we can easily get it done here at San Antonio Spray Foam Professionals. When insulating your attic, we will work very carefully to avoid damaging the existing drywall or materials used in your attic’s construction.