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Do you have questions about our attic services? Check out our most frequently asked questions

  • What is blown-in attic insulation, and how does it work?
    Blown-in attic insulation, also known as loose-fill insulation, is a type of insulation material that is installed by blowing or spraying it into the attic space. It consists of small particles, such as fiberglass, cellulose, or mineral wool. The insulation material fills the gaps and crevices in the attic, creating a thermal barrier that helps to prevent heat transfer between the living space and the attic.
  • What are the benefits of blown-in attic insulation?
    Blown-in attic insulation offers several benefits, including improved energy efficiency, reduced heating and cooling costs, enhanced comfort, and soundproofing. It effectively prevents heat loss during winters and heat gain during summers, making your home more comfortable and reducing the strain on your HVAC system. Additionally, blown-in insulation helps to minimize outside noise, creating a quieter indoor environment.
  • How long does blown-in attic insulation last?
    The lifespan of blown-in attic insulation depends on various factors, such as the type of insulation material used and the installation quality. Generally, high-quality insulation can last for several decades. However, over time, insulation may settle or compress, reducing its effectiveness. It is recommended to have your insulation inspected periodically to ensure it is performing optimally.
  • Is blown-in attic insulation suitable for all types of homes?
    Yes, blown-in attic insulation is suitable for most homes, regardless of their size or architectural style. It is particularly beneficial for homes with irregularly shaped attics, as the loose-fill material can conform to various spaces, filling gaps and voids effectively. However, it is essential to consult with a professional insulation contractor who can assess your specific attic requirements and recommend the most suitable insulation solution.
  • Is blown-in attic insulation environmentally friendly?
    Blown-in attic insulation can be an environmentally friendly choice, especially if you opt for insulation materials made from recycled or sustainable sources. For example, cellulose insulation is often made from recycled newspaper, while fiberglass insulation can contain a significant portion of recycled glass. These materials help reduce waste and conserve resources. Additionally, blown-in insulation improves energy efficiency, which can lower your carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Can blown-in attic insulation help with ice dams?
    Yes, blown-in attic insulation can play a crucial role in preventing ice dams. Ice dams occur when warm air from the living space rises to the attic, causing snow on the roof to melt and refreeze at the eaves. Adequate insulation in the attic helps to maintain a consistent temperature and minimize heat transfer, reducing the likelihood of ice dams forming. Proper insulation combined with proper ventilation can help mitigate ice dam issues effectively.
  • Can blown-in attic insulation be installed over existing insulation?
    In many cases, blown-in attic insulation can be installed over existing insulation. However, it is important to evaluate the condition and type of the existing insulation to ensure compatibility and optimal performance. A professional insulation contractor can assess your attic and recommend the best approach, which may include removing or redistributing the existing insulation before installing the blown-in insulation.
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