Why does insulation work? This seems like a silly question, but it gets to the heart of attic insulation’s purpose. Attic insulation works because the tangle of glass fibers traps air. Air is what is insulating your home, not the fuzzy pink stuff alone. The more air you can trap and keep between the cold and the hot, the more comfortable your home will feel. The secret to choosing the best attic insulation is to know how to trap the most air.
Wood, paper, glass and air are all insulators. They do not transmit heat energy well. This means they do transmit some heat, and escaping heat is what chills your Elk Grove Village home in winter. It is also what makes your home hot and stuffy in summer. Wood can be chopped up into cellulose fibers to make insulation. So can paper and glass. All work to trap air.
If you spin glass into fibers, and either attach the fibers to a paper backing or simply toss the fibers into your attic, you create millions of air-trapping pockets. You slow the loss of heat from your home.
The blown-in insulation goes onto the “floor” of your attic, to keep heat from escaping out of the occupied space below. Attics should be the same temperature as the surrounding air; your home interior should be a comfortable 68 to 76 degrees year-round.
The very best attic insulation will have three things going for it:
- Quantity — For our latitude, the federal Energy Star program recommends attic insulation to provide R49 to R60 in the attic, which means a deep, fluffy blanket of blown-in insulation
- Quality — AttiCat® Loosefill Insulation blown into your Elk Grove Village home’s attic will expand and fluff, unlike batting or rolls of thinner insulation
- Composition — Fiberglass attic insulation goes in thick and fluffy, and stays that way due to its structural integrity; cellulose insulation can settle over time
Adams Roofing Professionals prefers the high quality and outstanding insulation value of Owens Corning insulation, a national leader in insulating products. The AttiCat® Loosefill Insulation our expert technicians can blow into your attic provides instant value. We can install this superb insulation in a matter of hours.
After the attic insulation goes in, your energy bills will fall month after month. Contact Adams Roofing Professionals today to hear about the discount for insulation and a new roof together.