Properly insulating your attic will minimize cool and warm air infiltration and loss. With this in mind, a well-insulated attic will also reduce energy bills.
Bay Area offers two types of insulation; fiberglass and cellulose.
Fiberglass insulation, as its name insinuates, is made up of bundles of very thin strands of glass. Cellulose insulation is made of plant fiber. Both are very effective at retaining a home’s set temperature.
There are two techniques for installing installation; Blanket (Batt and Roll) and Loose-Fill.
Blanket insulation is typically constructed of fiberglass and Loose-Fill can be made of fiberglass or cellulose.
In order to maximize the effects, Bay Area will follow these steps prior to installing insulation into your attic:
- Seal all attic-to-home air leaks.
- Duct exhaust fans to the outside.
- Cover openings (dropped ceilings, soffits)
- Seal around chimney and framing with a high-temperature caulk or furnace cement.
- Use long-life caulk to seal smaller gaps and holes at the tops of interior walls.
- Make sure insulation doesn’t block soffit vents to allow for attic ventilation.
- Check the attic ceiling for water stains or marks.
For more information on Attic Insulation Installation from Bay Area Heating and Cooling in Tampa, Largo, Clearwater, St Pete, Seminole, Palm Harbor or a neighboring area, call (727) 565-4555.