What Type of Insulation Should You Use For Your Attic?

Attic Insulation

Attics are known as the most insufficiently insulated part of any home. If you never spend any time in your attic, why invest in proper insulation? Well, if any part of your house quickly loses conditioned air, that can have a significant effect on your entire home resulting in other problems as well. For us here in Iowa, an insufficiently insulated attic can lead to icicles, ice dams, and even mold growth. Failing to retain conditioned air in your attic doesn’t just hurt your wallet, but it can also create health risks and damage your home. When it comes to insulating your attic, there are a wide array of options, each with their own different strengths. But what type of insulation should you use for your attic? Well, read on to find out what we found to be the best insulation types.

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Air Sealing helps eliminate leaks and makes the home more comfortable and efficient. We look at three main places in the home to Air Seal: the attic, basement, and the main living area.
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Spray Foam provides an air barrier to wherever it is applied, increases comfort, reduces noise from outside, lessens pollen, dust, and insects entering your home, and provides better humidity control. It also outperforms other insulation materials in terms of R-value and is resistant to mold and moisture damage.

The Different Type of Insulation For Your Attic

  • Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation: Spray Foam Insulation expands on the application and is ideal for the floor and roofing assemblies. This foam forms an air barrier wherever it’s applied to diminish air leakage from within the home. This can increase indoor comfort, reduce noise from outside, and lessen the number of allergens that enter your home.

  • Air Sealing: Air leakage happens throughout the home commonly through cracks, plumbing/wiring penetrations, and at the rim joists areas. These areas often lack air sealing, making them ideal spots for warm air to leak out and cold air to leak in.

  • Blown-In Cellulose Insulation: Cellulose Insulation is made from recycled and environmentally safe materials, making it a great eco-friendly option. Our Cellulose insulation resists mold, rodents, and insects. It carries the highest available fire safety rating, making it less of a fire hazard in your home than traditional fiberglass insulation.

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Home Solutions of Iowa: All The Different Type Of Insulation

With the various types of attic insulation, you may be confused as to what your attic needs. That’s why Home Solutions of Iowa is here to help you get the affordable and comfortable home you are looking for. We have a full process in making sure your home is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. We will come out to your Iowa home and provide you with a Home Performance Test, finding the exact spots where the heat is leaking out of your home. From there, we will be able to tell you what type of insulation is needed. Contact us today to get set up with a Home Performance Evaluation and we will come out to your Iowa home to explain in detail what insulation is needed to get the perfect home comfort you are wanting.

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