October 19th, 2017
Blown-in insulation is also referred to as “blow-in” or “blown” insulation. It doesn’t really matter which term you use. What DOES matter is the improved energy performance that blown insulation makes possible in any unfinished attic.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, most attics aren’t adequately insulated. A typical home is likely to have less than R-20 attic insulation. But throughout most northern states, the Department of Energy recommends that attics be insulated to R-49 or more.
Blown insulation is cost-effective. The combination of too little insulation and too much air leakage can waste a great deal of energy. That is why home performance experts recommend that air-sealing improvements be combined with insulation upgrades. When attic air sealing is combined with an attic insulation upgrade, it’s possible to reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 40 percent. Wouldn’t you be interested in cutting your “comfort” costs nearly in half?
If you have an unfinished attic, you’ll be surprised at how affordable it is to seal air leaks between your living space and the attic and upgrade attic insulation by having blown insulation installed. These energy-saving upgrades can usually be completed in a single day.
The installation is a painless method for blown fiberglass involves a blowing machine located outside the house which forces the blown insulation through a long, flexible hose that extends into the attic, where a technician directs the flow. Blown fiberglass insulation can be installed directly over existing attic insulation, providing that this older insulation is in good condition.
If you haven’t yet made this energy-saving investment, it’s definitely worth doing. Once it’s complete, there’s no maintenance to worry about. An insulation upgrade is a Value Asset Improvement you’ll enjoy for as long as you own your house.
Contact Ace Resources to discuss the various options that you may have when it comes to insulating your attic space. We proudly offer a Home Energy Assessment to properly evaluate what areas in your home are the source of your comfort or energy problems. Once identified, we will provide the best solutions. Need attic insulation? We offer Free Estimates for attic insulation and the use of blown-in-fiberglass insulation.