When you need to insulate your home, the first place you look is probably the attic. After all, it’s a significant source of energy loss in a lot of homes. But what type of insulation should be used? What is the best attic insulation?
There are two different materials commonly installed in attics:
Loose-fill Cellulose & Fiberglass
For attics, blown-in, or loose-fill, insulation is often used. This includes fiberglass and cellulose. This thermal insulation can be installed in the floors and walls. Blown-in insulation offers a number of benefits. It can help:
- Lower your energy bills
- Reduce noises between different levels of your home (ideal if you use your attic as a bedroom)
- Make your home more comfortable
- Improve the efficiency of your HVAC systems
- Contribute to a healthier environment
Radiant Barrier Insulation
Radiant barrier, or foil insulation, works a little differently. It’s installed in the attic ceiling, right below your roofing. Radiant barriers work by helping your home reflect, rather than absorb, heat from the sun. However, they are not often installed in Upstate New York homes and are more practical in hotter climates such as Florida.
For climates like ours, a combination of different thermal materials (such as blown-in and batt insulation) can be more cost-effective.
Attic Insulation Contractors Serving the Albany, NY Area
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