Professionally Installed Attic Insualtion
Add Attic Insulation & Reduce Your Energy Bills
Reduce Your Heating & Cooling Costs By As Much As 30%
Adding attic insulation to your home can be one of the most economical ways to reduce your homes heating & cooling costs. Most attics are insulated with blown-in loose fill insulation or rolls of fiberglass batt insulation. There are two main types of loose fill insulation and it really depends on overall preference when choosing the type of product to insulate your attic. Cellulose blown-in insulation is made from shredded newspaper that has been treated with Boric acid to make it more fire retardant. It is more dense then fiberglass which gives it a slightly better R value. On the other hand, fiberglass insulation is made by weaving together glass fibers. It is noncombustible, noncorrosive and 100% order free. Unlike Cellulose, it doesn't contain any chemicals that promotes mold growth and it won't settle, rot or absorb moisture. The cost of these products is comparable and it is really just a matter of personal preference.
Find Out If You Need Attic Insulation
There are a couple of ways to find out if your home needs more attic insulation. You can inspect the attic yourself or you can have a BPI certified professional take a look. We recommend having a professional take a look because they can help you discover issues that might not be visible to the untrained eye. A BPI certified installer can quickly assess your current insulation needs & make common sense recommendation to help reduce your heating & cooling costs. They can also check for ventilation and moisture problems that if addressed early, could save you thousands of dollars in preventable home repair bills.
If your not worried about moisture or ventilation problems and would like check out your attic yourself, you can take a ruler into the attic and check the depth in several areas throughout the space. Just make sure to take several measurements and make sure you don't fall through the ceiling. You will also want to make sure that there are no bear spots where the insulation was moved or has settled. In the Metro Saint Louis Area attic insulation should have an accumulated R-Value of of between R38 - R60. That means that you need anywhere from 12 - 18 inches of loose fill insulation in your attic to provide an optimum thermal barrier.