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While doing our energy analysis of an attic, we often find in both new and old homes that they have nothing more than the old original leaky fiberglass, which does not stop air leakage. Dirty fiberglass is a telltale sign of air movement, meaning it simply collects dirt like an air filter. The solution to adequately protecting a home from heat loss in the winter and hot attic air in the summer is a higher density Nuwool cellulose that we use along with proper ventilation. The R-Value per inch of cellulose insulation is greater than that of fiberglass. Fiberglass loses up to 50% of its R-value in extreme cold, making cellulose a better choice for Michigan homes. Cellulose is “Green” because it is made up of 80 percent recycled newspaper that has been chemically treated with non-toxic Borate compounds to make it resistant to insects, mold, and fire. Tightly packed cellulose is a cost-effective, thermally efficient, and comfortable alternative.
Our insulation experts will perform a thorough home energy analysis to identify the specific areas of your home that require work. We help educate home and business owners about the issues we find in the attic and present real solutions to help address these issues. Added insulation can help make your home more efficient and comfortable and give you more ability to regulate the temperature in your home. It also lessens the liability for snow melt and ice dam formation and decreases the chances of warm air getting into the attic, which causes condensation and attic mold. A well-insulated and ventilated attic is critical to the home’s performance and prolongs the roof’s life.
Part of what sets us apart from other contractors is our thorough, comprehensive approach to addressing issues in an attic. Our experience has taught us that every attic is different. We specialize in developing a customized solution for each home. Many companies simply look to blow more insulation as the only solution to a customer’s issues while overlooking other significant problems like attic mold or proper air intake ventilation. We know that properly protecting a home is much more than that. Simple things often get overlooked, like the attic access hatch or bath fans that vent directly into an attic.
It’s important that we ensure everything is done correctly and maximize the dollars spent. We always want to do what’s best for every customer, and once we’ve educated them on what we’ve found, we make a list of ways to move forward in order of priority. It’s never our intention to make as many sales as possible. Instead, we seek to help as many people as possible through education and freely sharing the knowledge we’ve gathered over decades of experience. There are often more issues in an attic than people expect and aren’t prepared for. If that happens, we help them plan how to move forward with the dollars they want to spend and ensure they make the most impact.
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When your home’s attic insulation works properly, it helps contain your home’s heat during the winter months and eliminates warm air from entering during summer. Minimally, insulation assists to control moisture levels in your home and block out noise too!
Can Ice Dams and/or the formation of icicles be caused from insulation or lack thereof?
Yes. Warm air inside your home can leak into the attic, warming the underside of your roof, causing snow and ice to melt, and then refreezing as it runs off your roof.
Ice dams not only indicate inadequate insulation, but they can also cause damage to the structure of the house. Heat escaping from the home through a poorly insulated attic warms the shingles on the roof, melting the snow, which runs down the roof to the eaves.
Since the eaves overhang the house and are cold, the melted snow freezes when it reaches the eaves; when enough ice has formed, it begins to stop or dam additional water from draining off the roof. The ice dams eventually grow under the shingles, causing melted snow to enter the ceiling and walls.
How much insulation do I need to install?
Different areas of the country have different recommended R-values for insulation based on your geographic location and its corresponding climate. Subsequently, colder northern climates will have higher required R-Values than warmer tropical locales.
The amount of insulation needed is dependent on your home’s climate and the type of insulation being used. Consult a professional insulation contractor to determine the necessary R-Values needed for your location.
Do I need to remove existing insulation that is already in place?
Not necessarily. Adding additional insulation can have a cumulative impact on the overall R-value. A professional insulation contractor will be able to determine if the existing insulation can provide any cumulative effect.
How can I tell the R-value of my current insulation?
Different insulation products have different R-values so be sure to read the packaging carefully. Additionally, the R-Value of your insulation can decrease over time as the product ages or settles.
To determine the R-Value of your current insulation, please contact us.
I’m on a budget. Will insulating certain areas of home result in larger energy savings?
Yes and no. While insulating certain areas will provide you with long-term energy savings, in order to fully maximize energy savings, it is recommended the entire home be properly insulated.