The Benefits of Attic Insulation
A home’s attic is usually a dark, dirty, and somewhat forgotten space. But the truth is, a home’s attic is one of the more important spaces for keeping a home “comfortable,” and they are almost always under insulated.
At REenergizeCO, we can help you understand how a properly insulated attic regulates the temperature in your home year-round. Start benefiting from proper attic insulation today!
Do I need Attic Insulation?
There are many effects that an under-insulated attic can have on your home. Air leaks throughout your attic can cause your house to be much colder than you want in the winter, and much hotter than you want in the summer. The cause and effect relationship ends up in homeowners paying much more on their energy bills every month.
To get the best gauge on how your attic insulation is performing, call the experts at REenergizeCO and get a home energy audit. This will give you as well as us better information on where your attic is losing the most air and energy.
The attic space has a huge impact on the overall comfort of the entire home. At REenergizeCO, we inspect your attic by taking digital photos of the interior and exterior walls to show the customer what areas need more insulation. Plumbing and electrical wiring that enters the home through a variety of holes in the attic, and these areas are often not insulated properly. We aim to seal these holes and cracks, as well as fill your attic with the proper amount of insulation to keep your home comfortable.
What Type of Insulation is Used in an Attic?
At REenergizeCO, we install spray foam, cellulose, and fiberglass insulation for attics. Depending on whether you use electric or natural gas in your home, R-values for the correct amount of insulation in your attic can vary. At REenergizeCO, we recommend that for both electric and natural gas-powered homes, R-49 within your attic is best.
Cellulose Insulation in Attics
Cellulose insulation is blown-in as loose fill. Blown-in cellulose is very common in Colorado homes and has been proven to effectively reduce fire damage. It is so dense that it contains very little air within it, making it nearly impossible for fires to move past it into your home.
Fiberglass Insulation in Attics
Fiberglass insulation is one of the most common forms of insulation found in homes across Colorado. It is a wonderful product for minimizing heat transfer due to its makeup, which consists of fine strands of glass that are woven into the insulation material. Careful installation of fiberglass insulation into your attic can be very effective in keeping your home at a comfortable temperature year round. Fiberglass insulation is fire retardant and carries tremendous R-values, which is great for a state like Colorado. Fiberglass insulation is also the best insulation you can get for a relatively inexpensive price.
Spray Foam Insulation in Attics
Spray foam is a superior insulator for attics and has wonderful properties that make it long-lasting. It’s water resistant and carries no nutrients that provide an environment for mold growth. Spray foam insulation provides a virtually impenetrable air barrier, making it reliable throughout the year for stopping warm and cool air from escaping or entering your home. Spray foam is a little more expensive than the other forms of insulation we install in attics, but it pays for itself in the long run, and we endorse it fully.
The Benefits of Attic Insulation
Lower Energy Bills
Energy bills are on almost every homeowner’s mind no matter what the season is here in Denver. Whether it’s heating bills in the winter or cooling bills in the summer, the objective is to pay as little as possible each month. It turns out that one of the ways to save energy happens to be adding attic insulation. Adding insulation is the most cost-effective way to save on your energy bill as it pays for itself within five years.
Home Comfort Level
Comfortability is the most important aspect of coming home every day. Whether it be from work or getting your kids from school, walking into a home that is too hot or too cold is something you don’t want to deal with. If your home is under-insulated, you will begin to experience temperature differences room-to-room (sometimes rooms can fluctuate up to 15 degrees). In most homes, bedrooms are located upstairs so, to provide comfortability, you want to make sure your attic is properly insulated.
Even if you are not as concerned with your energy bills as others, one thing that you can get on board with is shrinking your effect on the planet. Teaming up with REenergizeCO to install insulation in your home can reduce your home’s energy output by up to 20%. Doing your part is important to the longevity and health of the Earth.
Does your home have eroding wood or eroding cement? There are many structural benefits that attic insulation provides to your home. In homes that are located in humid climates, as well as homes located in areas with heavy snow, like Colorado, leakage can be a huge problem for a home’s structural integrity. Proper insulation provides a buffer for your home by preventing leakage from causing extensive structural damage, which can save you money on repairs.
Attic Insulation Experts
At REenergizeCO, we are committed to providing our customers the highest quality service when it comes to installing attic insulation. Over the last four years, we have been named an Xcel Energy “Top Gun Rebate Producer” for our outstanding commitment to energy services across the state of Colorado.
We are a local company who is committed to holding ourselves to the highest standard when it comes to serving our wonderful clients across the front range. We hope that you will entrust us with your attic insulation needs. Contact us today to schedule a full-service energy audit.
Commonly Asked Questions About Attic Insulation
Do I need to remove my old attic insulation before installing new attic insulation?
Attic insulation can be removed before installing new insulation however, it is not necessary. Our insulation experts will usually retrofit your attic insulation meaning we will simply add more insulation to your existing insulation. If there are issues with mold and other hazards, chances are we will have to remove the insulation. This is rare, and we will help you determine if this type of action is necessary.
Do I need a radiant barrier if I have a lot of insulation in my attic?
Regardless of the amount of insulation you may have in your attic, a radiant barrier will allow you to save money on your energy bills and keep your home comfortable. Believe it or not, you can save around 20% on your energy bills with a radiant barrier in your attic. The attic insulation experts at REenergizeCO will be able to speak with you about more home innovations that could allow you to save even more on your energy bills each month.
Where do I install a radiant barrier?
The experts at REenergizeCO will staple it under the rafters of your attic. The radian barrier will help trap heat from escaping your attic space.
How long will it take for REenergizeCO to install insulation in my attic?
Most homes that we insulate in Colorado can be finished in one day. Our goal is to have your home insulated and ready to go the day we start the project.
Attic Insulation in Denver
At REenergizeCO, we install both cellulose and fiberglass insulation for attics. Depending on whether you use electric or natural gas in your home, R-values for the correct amount of insulation in your attic can vary. At REenergizeCO, we recommend that for both electric and natural gas powered homes, R-49 within your attic is best.