How Insulating Your Home Can Help Lower Energy Costs
We tend to think about insulating the ‘important’ parts of our homes first and foremost, because that’s what we recognize as the places that are going to keep us warm, keep out pollutants and allergens, etc. But, many people don’t realize the importance of attic insulation, and how it can really be a benefit to your home.
Unfortunately, the biggest reason people end up getting attic insulation is because they already have some kind of problem in the attic, whether it’s a strange smell, an infestation of rodents or bugs, etc. By that time, it’s not necessarily too late to get your attic insulated, but it will definitely be more expensive, as you have to deal with the ‘bigger’ problem before insulation can be installed.
So, what are the benefits of attic insulation, and what type of insulation should be installed? Well, the benefits are truly endless. Not only is the attic a great place for pests and rodents to come in, but it’s also a prime location for moisture to seep into your house, and for your energy bills to really skyrocket. In fact, by installing attic insulation properly, you can reduce your energy expenses by up to 25% in some cases — for a room that often gets overlooked when it comes time to get insulation, that’s a huge savings!
Now that you know the importance of not ignoring your attic when it comes to getting it insulated, check out the different options Affordable Insulation Of Oklahoma can provide — each with different benefits and features, so you can decide which type of insulation will work best for you in your attic.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam may still be consider a ‘newer’ method of insulation, but it’s also one of the most popular, and one of the most effective. Not only can spray foam insulation get into virtually any crack and crevice (which is extremely important in an older attic that could have quite a few cracks and gaps), but it’s easy to install, and one of the strongest insulation materials available! It can be sprayed on the walls of your attic, harden, and will prevent anything from the outside from coming in.
Spray foam insulation is one of the toughest types of insulation on the market, and is often viewed as a long-term solution no matter where you use it in your home. Since an attic can really offer a lot of problems with moisture, etc., this strong insulation can be extremely beneficial.
Blown-in insulation, or blown-in fiberglass insulation, is really one of the best solutions for attics, since it gets into literally every crack imaginable, even in tight, cramped spaces. Fiberglass insulation is one of the most common forms people are familiar with, but blown-in takes the familiarity and consistency of that fiberglass and creates a product that can fill in everything, not just a few larger areas here and there. Its versatility and familiarity make it a great solution for any cracks or corners you might have in your attic that are a recurring problem for moisture, or even pets.
Fiberglass, again, is the most commonly-known type of insulation, and you’ve likely used it in roll or batt form at least once in your life, or in other areas of your home. Your attic should be no different! Batt insulation is an extremely affordable and effective way to provide insulation to your attic quickly. While it doesn’t have same strength in ability to get into every crack, like blown-in insulation, and doesn’t have the strong seal of spray foam, it can certainly provide a lot of protection, which can not only save you money in the long run, but save a lot of stress!
Insulation For The Attic Is A Must
You shouldn’t think of your attic any differently than any other room in your house that needs protection. In fact, it may need even more since it’s a prime target for things like rodents, and moisture leaking into the house. A quality insulation installed by a company like Affordable Insulation of Tulsa can make all the difference when it comes to how your attic works with you and your home.
We never want to see any accidents, or even disasters in attics that could have been avoided with insulation, and more often than not, that’s the case with attics that get ignored. If you’re still not sure which type of insulation would work best in your attic, don’t be afraid to contact Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma one of Tulsa’s #1 rated home insulation companiesfor more information, and get your attic sealed and protected the right way, so you can enjoy the multitude of benefits that go along with it, including a little extra cash in your wallet at the end of every month.