How Much Attic Insulation Does a House Require?
The DOE generally suggests 13-14 inches of attic insulation in FL, NC and TX. Or a recommended amount that achieves an R-value of R-38. All insulation is measured with an R-value, which details its tolerance of heat flow. As the R-value gets bigger, so does its capacity to insulate and stop the heat flow. Your house’s age is a major influence too. If you reside in a home that’s exceeded 10 years old, there’s a good chance your attic insulation could have settled, which could mean you should get more insulation.
Different Styles of Attic Insulation
There are four normal kinds of insulation you can use in your attic.
- Fiberglass insulation: This style of insulation uses glass cullet and raw materials and melts them to create fibers that feel like wool. Fiberglass resists moisture and fire.
- Wool insulation: While this has an identical texture as fiberglass, it’s produced from rock, blast furnace slag and raw materials. Wool is naturally fire retardant but may not be readily available.
- Cellulose insulation: Using paper, paperboard, stock or wood to develop cellulose fibers, this type of insulation is treated with chemicals to reduce the possibility of fire. Cellulose has the advantage of having a high R-value and is usually a more affordable option.
- Spray foam insulation: This is a chemically based insulation that can be added to the attic and wall holes. Spray foam has a lot of benefits, such as the capacity to make a better-sealed area.
There are a lot of points to think over when assessing the insulation in your attic and determining how much you should put in. As one of the top attic insulation companies in the area, we make the job quick. We can provide a free attic insulation survey and estimate.
Whether you’re seeking an insulation contractor right now or want to be aware of all the options and prices, Southern HVAC can assist you. Our professionals will help you choose the best solution for your residence’s unique needs.
Keeping your attic properly insulated can enhance energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and maintain your loved ones’ comfort, so contact us at (407) 917-1800 to have one of our experts provide a free estimate. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee,* so you can feel good in selecting Southern HVAC for your attic insulation installation.
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