Are you wasting money heating or cooling a leaky attic?
Your attic may serve as a spare storage room, a rarely used space that you only venture into to retrieve Christmas decorations or old photo albums. Your attic may also be a huge source of lost energy in your home. An attic that isn’t properly insulated can make your home uncomfortable by allowing hot air to escape, wasting hundreds of dollars spent on heating every year.
Northeast Home & Energy has over 30 years of experience in home renovation, including attic insulation. We value excellent customer service and treat every home as if it were our own – with honesty and integrity.
Types of Insulation
The efficiency of insulation is rated in terms of R ratings, which refers to the insulation’s ability to prevent the transfer of heat. The higher the R rating, the better.
- Fiberglass Batts – Fiberglass batts come in rolls and can be placed on the attic floor or between joist cavities. Fiberglass batts are the least expensive option but are susceptible to rot due to moisture or pest infestation.
- Blown-in Loosefill – Loosefill is a fiberglass material that is applied using a blower. It provides a high R value for long-term insulation but is not the ideal option if you use the attic for storage.
- Dense Packed Cellulose – Cellulose is made from recycled paper. Boric acid is added to make it fire-resistant and insect-resistant, making it the best option for fire resistance and to increase R-value.
Professionally-installed high-quality attic insulation can reduce your energy costs and make your house more comfortable. The insulation experts at Northeast Home & Energy can assess your needs and provide an estimate on the best insulation for your home and budget.
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