No matter what kind of insulation you currently have in your attic, one quick way to determine if you need more is to look across the span of your attic. If your insulation is just level with or below your ceiling joists (i.e., you can easily see your joists), you should add more.
Installing attic insulation helps to:
-Maximize energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills
-Make your home or building a more comfortable space year round
-Improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and furnace
-Reduce noises on different levels inside (especially useful if your attic is used as a living space)
-Protect against air and moisture infiltration and help eliminate mold growth
-Contribute to a healthier environment inside your home
At 3e Insulation, we install different insulation materials which each have their own benefits, including:
FIBERGLASS INSULATION: Fiberglass insulation is made out of tiny fibers of glass that trap hot air – it’s the fluffy pink insulation you’ve undoubtedly seen before. Fiberglass insulation can be either blown-in/loose-fill or a blanket system, and it’s great for all different types of areas, from the attic to the exterior walls.
CELLULOSE INSULATION: One of the most environmentally friendly types of insulation on the market, cellulose is made of up to 80% recycled material, mostly tiny bits of newspaper. Like fiberglass, cellulose insulation works well in all types of areas and is ideal for soundproofing.