The Importance of Proper Attic Insulation
Contrary to popular belief and every horror movie ever, an attic isn’t just a place to hide your junk while it collects dust. Your attic plays an important role in the protection and comfort of your home. As a barrier between the living spaces of your home and the sometimes harsh Rochester weather your attic needs the right tools to do it’s job correctly. In addition to a properly installed roof and appropriate venting, an attic needs to be properly insulated to ensure the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency of the home beneath it.
5 Benefits of Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation
Blown-in fiberglass insulation is an excellent attic insulation choice for Rochester homeowners for a multitude of reasons.
1. Easy Installation
While it does require specialized equipment, blown in fiberglass insulation is exceptionally easy and fast to install. Traditional, rolled batt insulation requires hours of labor to cut, place, and secure the insulation in sections to properly fit the attic space. As the name suggests, blown-in insulation is blown out of a hose into the attic space to fit perfectly into every nook and cranny.
2. Noise Reduction
Blown-in fiberglass insulation offers a superior seal to other insulation styles which gives it the added benefit of being a better noise barrier. This can help with everything from noise traveling throughout the home to drowning out the sounds of severe storms or your neighbor’s yappy dog.
3. Increased Energy Efficiency
Insulation, in general, will help greatly with the energy efficiency of your home, but blown-in fiberglass insulation is especially good at this. When you install blown-in insulation into your attic it will have a tighter seal than other insulation types like rolled batt insulation because its able to press into every crack and crevice, removing any possible air leaks. This helps keep you and your family comfortable all year long by keeping hot and cold air from penetrating into your home and preventing your heating or cooling from escaping the home. Not only will this save you on monthly heating and cooling costs, it can help extend the life of your HVAC system because it won’t have to work as hard.
4. Improved Indoor Air Quality
Do you or someone in your family suffer from allergies? Blown-in fiberglass insulation might just be the best choice for you. This type of insulation doesn’t contain any additives or chemicals that might irritate sensitive skin and airways, and its fantastic sealing power can help keep out indoor air pollutants like pollen.
5. Water and Fire Damage Prevention
Finally, blown-in fiberglass insulation can help prevent damage from moisture and fire in your home. Proper attic insulation will prevent water vapor from creeping into the home and damaging the walls and ceilings as well as preventing heat from rising and building up in the attic which will cause expensive damage to the roof. Additionally, blown-in fiberglass insulation is excellent at reducing your homes risk of fires due to that oft mentioned superior seal it creates.
If you suspect your attic is under-insulated or, even worse, not insulated at all, call Carter Roofing & Exteriors in Rochester to discuss your options. We’re proud to offer blown-in insulation from one of the best names in the industry, Owens Corning, and will help you get exactly what you need.