Attics, by simple definition, are the space inside or partly inside of the roof of a building. When insulating your home, the attic will play a crucial role in the overall performance of the insulation job, as this is the spot that will be most affected by the temperature of the space that you are insulating, as well as the elements outside. Choosing the best means of insulating this space will be determined by a few factors, which we will cover below.
Light on your wallet, lighter on the environment
Before we jump into how to best insulate your attic, let’s discuss the “why”. Insulating your attic, as we have mentioned, is crucial if you would like to ensure adequate insulation for your property. A professionally installed attic insulation job will guarantee you two things. One, significantly lower costs of either heating or cooling your home. This is experienced so much so, that the average homeowner will realize a return on their investment after three years of having insulation installed. The second perk of insulating your attic is that your home will reduce its effects on the environment. This happens because you are relying less on energy-consuming means of temperature control in your home.
Utilized versus non-utilized attics
Attics go by various names, such as a sky parlour or garret. Likewise, attics are also used for varying purposes. Some may opt to use their attic as a bedroom or living area while others choose to simply use it for storage. What you use your attic for will affect the type of insulation that you choose, as each material and its respective application will affect the space it is installed into, both aesthetically and in terms of functionality. Before installing installation into your attic, we advise that you consult with us about what materials will be best suited to the intended use of the space in your attic.
The right materials for the job
Many elements will affect your home over the years. The point of insulation is to decrease the effects of these elements. One thing to consider, however, is how these elements will affect the materials that you have chosen to insulate your attic. Batt’s have been used for decades in the insulation industry, and are often accompanied by vapor barriers, which protect the material from condensation and subsequent degradation of the quality of the insulating material. In the same way, whichever material that you choose to insulate your attic should be adequately treated to ensure longevity. Our team of professional insulation contractors will ensure that your insulation is safeguarded against wear.
As you have learned from the above information, a lot goes into ensuring that the insulation of your attic is done properly, will stand the test of time against even the harshest of elements, and will guarantee you a return on your investment. That is why the most significant decision you can make when insulating your attic, is to ensure that you have chosen an insulation contractor that will work with you to deliver the best results possible. Great Insulation Company employs the best contractors in the industry and each of our contractors observes the highest level of quality through our stringent guidelines. If you are looking for a residential insulation service near you, that offers more than just an installation, contact us today!