Best Attic Insulation Method
When we begin construction on new home or if we want to upgrade the home we have
there are several methods of insulations that are available to us. The one thing we all have in
common when we begin any type of construction is the energy efficiency level we want to
obtain. We want to cut energy cost so we can save money and be more environmentally friendly
at the same time. Without a doubt spray foam insulation is the most energy efficient and money
saving option that we have. It may be more expensive than any other method we have available
but the money invested will be well worth it. We will look at the advantages that spray foam
insulation will bring us.
Spray foam insulation is available to us in two different forms. Open-cell and Closed-cell
are both very good options. Take a look at what fiberglass insulation has to offer us. First
fiberglass insulation is the method that is best known to all of us because it has been around the
longest. If you live in an older home go to your attic and notice if your insulation has settled
down over the years. This is typical with this type of insulation. You will have to go back and
add more fiberglass insulation to build it back up to maintain the R-value you want. This doesn’t
happen with spray foam insulation. Once it is sprayed to your attic floors it will stay even with
the top of your ceiling joists and will not fall or shrink. The R-value that you have when you use
spray foam will always remain the same. Even if you have used a blown in cellulose insulation
over time it will settle and your R-value will decrease. Spray foam will hold its integrity for
years to come.
The biggest advantage with insulating your attic with spray foam is the air sealing that
you will obtain. Air sealing has become one of the biggest issues of today when it comes to cutting energy cost. When cutting energy cost and becoming more energy efficient we want to
keep the air we don’t want out of our living areas. The space between our attics and our living
area is known as our ceiling. We all know how hot our attics can get during the summer months.
In order for our homes to be cooler and more efficient we have to keep the hot air from coming
from the attic. This is where spray foam performs at its best. Insulating your attic with spray
foam will seal all of the holes that are around light fixtures, vents, and around knee walls. Spray
foam can be applied in places that you cannot reach with typical insulation methods. Spray foam
can also be applied to your roof to help cut down on the amount off heat that will enter your
attic. Try to do this with fiberglass and see what happens. When spray foam is applied to your
roof and attic it will also provide you with more structural integrity that will make your building
You do not have to take my word for it contact Dr Green Energy today and
see why spray foam is the best method to use to insulate your attic.