Frequently Asked Questions
How important is it to properly insulate my house?
M ore than 90 percent of homes in America lack adequate attic insulation and wall insulation, which can increase monthly energy bills and reduce comfort. Adding house insulation with the right R-value can make a big difference in summer and winter months.
What is the R-value?
R value refers to the insulation's ability to resist heat flow and keep your home's temperature better controlled. As the R-value increases, the strength of the insulation also increases. Recommended R-values change based on where in the house you're adding insulation, if the area of your home has been previously insulated or not, and where you live. For example, an uninsulated attic in Alaska should have insulation installed with R-values 49-60, whereas an uninsulated attic in Hawaii only needs insulation with R-values 30-49 installed. Your Attic Five technician will recommend the best option.
Will fiberglass insulation promote mold growth in the attic?
F iberglass doesn’t hold water very well unless it is soaked and it does not provide food for biological growth. Fiberglass becomes dirty when unclean air and dust flows through it, not because of mold.
Attic Insulation Helps Reduce Cost
M ore than 90 percent of homes in America lack adequate attic insulation. But here’s the good news: according to the Department of Energy, a properly insulated attic can save you anywhere from 10 to 50 percent on your energy bill, so we’re not just blowing hot air. Installing insulation with the right R-value can also make a big difference, be well worth the cost savings, and help you enjoy more comfort year round.
Ready to stop wasting energy but don’t know how to install insulation? Start by scheduling a FREE Attic Inspection today and let one of our insulation technician answer all your questions about attic insulation, the benefits of adding insulation, what R-value you need, and the differences between our loosefill, blown-in and radiant barrier products. We’ll also explain how the installation process works and recommend a solution with a cost that fits your budget.
Our Yelp rated insulation products and installation services also qualify you for the Energy Star® home sealing and insulation program. Your state energy office or local utility office may also offer product rebates, discounts and other financial incentives after you’ve added insulation to your attic.
When you’re ready for insulation, our team of skilled, insured insulation technician will do the job right, enhance the comfort of your home and lesson the burden on your wallet.
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