Insulating and sealing your home’s attic is one of the most efficient ways to prepare your home for cold and heat and potentially reduce the cost of your utility bills. Every attic is different, and by making a careful assessment of your attics’ insulation requirements, we can create an insulation blanket that fits your home’s needs.
Attic Insulation Benefits:
- Potentially lower energy bills
- Increase energy efficiency
- Enhance climate comfort
- Reduce noise between different levels in your home
- Potentially improve air quality
Just like an attic, each home can have different insulation needs in its walls. Air leaks in your walls can be one of the biggest sources of energy loss, so we recommend that you pay attention to both the exterior and interior walls. Attics and crawl spaces can typically be accessed more easily than walls when it comes to insulating or re-insulating a wall, but we can handle this difficulty with methods to insulate these more challenging areas.
An attic can be similar to a crawl space with similar issues that can arise from pests. Bugs, rodents, squirrels, and raccoons can gain access to your attic and burrow in or leave feces in your attics’ insulation. In addition to being a health hazard, pests can also reduce the effectiveness of the insulation in your attic. If you are dealing with a pest infestation in your attics’ insulation, we will remove the contaminated material, clean or decontaminate your attic, and replace it with energy efficient insulation. Our most important step is what we call “attic exclusion”. With this process, we pay close attention to all those nooks crannies and small cracks or holes that unwanted rodents and pests use to access your attic and work to make it almost impossible for these unwanted house guests to get back into your attic.
Many attics have cracks or openings that in some homes can have the equivalent to a 2-foot square hole that has the similar effect to a chimney letting all of the air that you have paid to heat escape right out of the top of your house. You can trust R&R Insulation to find these gaps, seal them off and help keep your house warmer and increase the efficiency of your energy (and heating bills)!
The air ducts are one of the most important components of your house as they carry the heated and cooled air all throughout your home. If a duct in your home is not sealed or insulated correctly, there is a really good chance that it is making those heating and cooling bills higher than they need to be. At R&R Insulation, we can inspect that duct system and see if insulation retrofits or upgrades can help keep your warm and cool air exactly where you want it!