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 it name insinuates, is made up of budles of very thin starands of glass. Cellulose insulation is made of plant fiber. Both are very effective at retaining a home’s set tempature.
There are two techniques for installaing 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 tempature caulk or furnance 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.