Project Description

Mark’s Attic Insulation Project In Marshalltown, Iowa

Cold Attic Creates Uncomfortable Homes

Mark has owned his Marshalltown, Iowa home for about two years. In those two years, Mark has noticed a cold attic. This made both winters they lived there brutal for him and his family. He realized some areas of the home were colder than others and noticed that he was constantly turning up the thermostat. This was causing an annoyance for him, wanting to find a solution so he could feel comfortable in his own home. Mark knew with Iowa weather, the winter season can become brutally cold. It was time to reach out to an insulation contractor for professional help.

Going to the internet, he did a deep dive research on different types of insulation and potential contractors to partner with. He came across Home Solutions of Iowa and gave them a call to have one of our Home Comfort Specialists come out to provide Mark with a Heat Map Evaluation.

cold attic view of fiberglass insulation in Marshalltown, Iowa attic
Mark’s insulation has not been touched in 20 years. A cold attic was turning into a cold home. Instead of throwing down more insulation on top of the old, he needed to remove the old and start bare.


It is crucial to Air Seal in the attic. Air leakage happens throughout the home as the air you pay to condition slips through joints, cracks, and other openings. This forces the heating and cooling system to work harder and make the home colder.
blown in insulation in attic of a marshalltown, iowa home
Blown-in Insulation is an eco-friendly option. It is made completely of recycled and environmentally safe materials making it an eco-friendly option. This type of insulation fills in easily around beams, pipes, wires, and other unique shapes and objects.

Cold Attic Problem Solved With Insulation By HSI

Going to Mark’s Marshalltown, Iowa home, he explained that his insulation has not been updated in 20 years. This was a big cause for a cold attic. Our Home Comfort Specialist performed a Heat Map Evaluation which gave the exact points where heat was escaping. With improper insulation, Mark needed a full attic insulation installation to get his home to the correct R-Value and a comfortable space to live.

Our insulation installers provided him with just that. They started by taking out the old insulation creating a blank slate. This gives them the perfect space to see exactly what needs Air Sealed. Our installers Air Sealed the nooks and cracks throughout the attic. This is a big cause of heat loss and Air Sealing will ensure nothing is getting out. From there, they blew in insulation filling the attic to get the proper R-Value. Mark won’t have to dread having a cold home when it comes to Iowa winters. Contact us today to get set up with a free insulation estimate.

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