Your home’s attic insulation is vital in keeping your space comfortable all year round. With that in mind, it’s vital that you have your insulation replaced when needed. However, some homeowners don’t know how to pick the best attic insulation for their homes, which in turn causes them to pick the wrong one as a result.
Here, the roofing experts of Kroll Construction tell you how to pick the best attic insulation for your home.
When you’re trying to pick new attic insulation for your home, there’s only one thing that you need to look at: the R-value. Before you choose your home’s new insulation, make sure to determine what R-value is recommended for your home based on its location. Once you’ve done so, look for an attic insulation whose R-value matches your home; the higher the R-value, the better it is at insulating. The general rule of thumb is that your attic’s R-value should be between R-30 and R-49. If you live in an area with cold climates, on the other hand, you can go up as high as R-60.
Different Types of Attic Insulation
When it comes to attic insulation, roofing contractors can install three different kinds of insulation for your home: blanket, loose-fill and sprayed-foam insulation. Blanket insulation is available in batts and rolls and is said to be the easiest kind of insulation to install in your attic. Available in materials such as fiberglass, mineral wood, and plastic or natural fibers, this kind of insulation is ideal for attics that have standard spaced beams and joists with very few obstructions. According to professionals, you can expect an R-value of 3.1 to 3.8 per inch with blanket insulation.
The second kind of attic insulation that you can consider is loose-fill insulation, which is great for attics with little headroom as it can be blown over existing insulation. The most effective material for this kind of insulation is cellulose and has an R-value of 2.2 to 3.8 per inch. On the other hand, if you don’t mind spending a little extra for insulation, you can also consider sprayed foam insulation, which has R-values of 3.5 to 6.5 per inch and must be installed by a professional.
Need some expert roofing companies who can help you install new attic insulation for your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Kroll Construction, your leading service provider when it comes to your insulation and roofing needs. Give us a call at (734) 999-1022 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve homeowners in Michigan and other nearby areas.