The insulation in your attic is the most important insulation in your home. The reason for this is quite simple. Attic insulation acts as an energy-efficient temperature barrier.
What does this mean?
Well, in the wintertime, insulation works as a barrier to keep heat within your home. This helps to prevent energy loss and keeps you from paying high electricity bills. The insulation works by maintaining your homes desired temperature levels at all times.
During the summertime, your attic’s insulation works similarly by containing the cool air your AC unit is working to uphold throughout your home. Without proper insulation, your home will, unfortunately, cost you high energy bills as well as negatively affect your comfort.
This type of insulation is derived from recycled glass and then spun into small fibers. Fiberglass has been the preferred method for attic insulation for a very long time now. The reason for this is simply because the glass fibers work exceptionally well with insulating temperature. Fiberglass is also water and fire-resistant, which means it isn’t a fire risk material and it can’t absorb or hold water.
Blown-in fiberglass holds up extremely well, with an R-Value rating that ranges anywhere from a 2.2 – 4.3 which leaves you in pretty good standing in regards to safety, energy costs, and overall efficiency.
The overall longevity of fiberglass insulation can range from 80, all the way up to 100 years (in ideal conditions of course), how crazy is that? That means that the installation of fiberglass insulation in your home is typically a one and done kinda job.
The fiberglass blown-in insulation technique is a fantastic way to keep your home appropriately temperate as well as safe and energy/cost efficient all year round.
If you still aren’t convinced, ask the professionals at Dave Lane’s Hi-Tech Mechanical Inc. These guys have all the answers to your insulation needs!