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Our Attic Insulation Services

Attic blown-in insulation is a type of insulation that is installed by blowing it into the attic space using specialized equipment. The insulation is applied as a loose fill, which can fill in any gaps or irregular spaces in the attic, creating an airtight seal that can improve the energy efficiency of the building.

- Fiberglass: This is one of the most common types of blown-in insulation. It is made from recycled glass and is available in both loose and densely packed forms.

- Cellulose: This type of insulation is made from recycled paper products and is treated with fire retardants to make it more fire-resistant. Cellulose insulation is a cost-effective option that is good for soundproofing and insulation.

It is important to consult with a professional before installing blown-in insulation to ensure that it is the appropriate solution for the specific space and that it is installed correctly.

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Blown-in Installation

The insulation is applied as a loose fill, which can fill in any gaps or irregular spaces in the attic, creating an airtight seal that can improve the energy efficiency of the building.

Some key benefits of attic blown-in insulation include:

  • Improving Energy Efficiency: Blown-in insulation effectively seals leaks and gaps in the attic, preventing air loss and reducing energy costs.

  • Increased Comfort: Insulating the attic helps to maintain consistent temperature in the building, reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. This can increase the comfort level of the building.

  • Easy to Install: Blown-in insulation can be easily blown into any space, including hard to reach areas in the attic, making it relatively easy to install compared to other insulation options.

  • Customizable: The amount and type of insulation can be adjusted to suit the specific needs of the attic space.

  • Cost-effective: Blown-in insulation can be less expensive than other insulation options, making it a cost-effective solution for insulating attics.

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Vapor Barrier Installation

An attic vapor barrier is a material that is installed in the attic to help prevent moisture from entering the space. The barrier is typically installed on the warm side of the insulation, which is typically the side facing the living space below.

The purpose of the vapor barrier is to prevent warm, moist air from the living space below from entering the attic and condensing on the cold surfaces, such as the roof sheathing or the framing. This can lead to mold growth, rot, and other forms of moisture damage.

There are a few different types of attic vapor barriers, including:

  1. Polyethylene sheeting: This is a common type of vapor barrier that is made from a plastic material. It is available in rolls and can be cut to size.

  2. Foil-faced insulation: This type of insulation has a thin layer of aluminum foil on one side that serves as the vapor barrier.

  3. Paint-on vapor barriers: These are specially formulated paints that can be applied to the surfaces in the attic to create a vapor barrier.

The installation of a vapor barrier in the attic involves attaching the barrier to the surface it is being applied to, such as the roof sheathing, framing or joists. It is important to ensure that the barrier is properly sealed and overlapped at the seams to prevent air and moisture from passing through.

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Baffles Installation

Attic baffles are devices that are installed in the attic to help maintain proper ventilation and prevent heat loss. They are typically installed along the eaves of the roof, between the insulation and the soffit vents.

Baffles are designed to keep the insulation away from the soffit vents, which allows air to flow freely into the attic through the soffits, and out through the ridge vents. This helps to prevent the buildup of heat and moisture in the attic, which can lead to mold and rot.

Some key benefits of attic baffles include:

  • Improved Ventilation: Baffles help to maintain proper ventilation in the attic, which can help to prevent the buildup of heat and moisture.

  • Energy Savings: Proper ventilation can help to reduce heat loss in the winter, which can result in energy savings.

  • Protection against Ice Dam: Baffles can help to prevent the buildup of heat in the attic, which can melt snow on the roof and cause ice dams.

  • Protection of insulation: Baffles can help to protect the insulation from getting compressed against the roof deck, which can reduce its effectiveness.

  • Easy to Install: Baffles are relatively easy to install and can be done by a DIYer or a professional.

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Insulation Removal

Attic insulation removal is the process of removing old or damaged insulation from the attic of a building. This is typically done to prepare the space for new insulation, or to fix problems such as mold or pests.

There are a few different methods that can be used to remove insulation from an attic, including:

  1. Vacuuming: This method uses a specialized vacuum to remove the insulation from the attic. It is a relatively quick and efficient way to remove insulation, but it can be messy and create a lot of dust.

  2. Hand-removal: This method involves physically removing the insulation by hand. It can be a slow and labor-intensive process, but it is less messy than vacuuming.

  3. Blowing out: This method uses compressed air to blow the insulation out of the attic. It is efficient but can also create dust and debris.

  4. Washing: This method uses water to flush out the insulation, it is not commonly used as it can cause damage to the attic and also can create a lot of debris.

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