Attic Insulation is one of the easiest improvements you can make to your home efficiency. The first step is to eliminate gaps in the attic space using rigid foam insulation and/or spray foam. This eliminates the amount of air that is able to escape your home through the ceiling into your attic.
Foam Attic Insulation
Without a doubt, the most efficient way to insulate an attic is with expanding foam insulation. This two-part chemical foam is mixed on-site at your home, applied to the framing and roofing deck of your attic where it expands to fully fill gaps permanently. This is sometimes referred to as creating a “conditioned” attic because the air remains conditioned, close to the same temperature as in your home. This keeps your attic cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Blown Attic Insulation
Once gaps and cracks in your attic are sealed, adding a layer of blown-in fiberglass or cellulose insulation on your attic floor can further keep heat transfer from happening. Like a comforter for your ceiling, this extra layer of insulation keeps temperatures consistent, which means your furnace and fans don’t have to work overtime.