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Attic Insulation and The Difference that It Can Make for Your Home

Attic Insulation and The Difference that It Can Make for Your Home

May 24, 2021

If you have an adequate heating system in your house but it’s still cold, then there’s a simple solution. You need to review the insulation in your home. Insulation is like a snug blanket around your house that stops all that heat you’ve created from disappearing outside. With the right insulation, your house will stay warm during the winter. Insulation is usually placed in the ceiling, the floors and the walls.

So the first step you need to take is to evaluate your existing insulation. First of all, find out if there is any insulation in your house. Once you’ve done this, assess the quality of the existing insulation. If you need to improve your existing insulation or would like to start from scratch, then you need to decide the type of insulation that is best suited for your house.

When choosing insulation, most homeowners contemplate R-value, which measures resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation material is at reducing energy consumption. Another important consideration should be where the insulation will go. The attic is the easiest place to insulate and the most important in terms of saving money and energy. Sealing large air leaks is next, followed by insulating the basement.

Fibreglass or Batt Insulation

Thick batts or rolls of fibreglass do an outstanding job of insulating the attic by preventing heat loss through the ceiling and roof. Faced batts are often installed between joists, unfazed batts can be laid across the tops of joists.

These are panels of rigid foam, sold in 4-by-8-foot sheets in a variety of thicknesses from 1/4 to 2 inches. It is also sold in large bundled panels, joined at the ends accordion-style for use as an exterior sheathing material. Rigid foam insulation uses one of three materials: high-quality, green-friendly polyisocyanurate; extruded polystyrene; or expanded polystyrene.

Fibreglass insulation consists of tightly packed long rolls or individual batts (single unrolled pieces) of spun fibreglass fibres. In contrast to rigid foam, fibreglass is soft and flexible. The millions of air pockets in fibreglass insulation provide a superior thermal barrier but fibreglass can also trap moisture, leading to mould and mildew growth.

Know more about attic insulation from All Care Insulation Home and Commercial Insulation Services. We are a fully licensed and have over 500 satisfied customers in the Melbourne area. By hiring our expert insulations services, you can make a difference in how well your home is heated. You’ll also protect yourself and your family members or employees from contamination that can occur when insulation is removed improperly. For enquiries regarding our insulation products and services in Melbourne areas, you may contact us.

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