Avoid high energy bills by installing attic insulation in your home. If you live in Columbus, Ohio, or the surrounding area, you experience a range of weather conditions from extreme heat in the summer to frigid temperatures in the winter. If your attic lacks insulation or the insulation you have is inadequate, these seasonal changes can lead to excessively high energy bills.
Sure, you could adjust your thermostat to save on energy bills, but why put yourself in such an uncomfortable situation? Attic insulation is critical to the protection of your home, and it's one of the simplest ways to properly maintain a comfortable temperature in your home without your energy bills skyrocketing.
We all know heat rises, and as it rises in your home it moves to cooler areas like your attic. This means in the winter when you’re heating your home to stay warm, the heat is traveling upwards into your unfinished attic and then continuing its way outside. That's heat you're paying for, but not getting any benefit from.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates an average home loses up to 44% of its energy through poorly insulated ceilings and walls. Good insulation in your attic creates a resistance to heat flowing out of your home, which means warm or cool air stays inside where you need it. Stopping the flow of air to the outside of your home can reduce your home's overall energy usage and lower your monthly heating and cooling bills.
There are different types of insulation available, and it's critical to ensure you select the right one for your home. Many factors play a role in choosing the proper insulation, including:
The amount of insulation you need generally depends on the climate where you live, the type and size of your home, and the size of your family (fuel usage).
The R-value of insulation measures the amount of resistance to heat flow; the higher the R-value the greater the insulating power. Keep in mind, proper installation is a major factor in getting the full benefit of a high-quality insulation.
As home builders, we're experts in attic insulation. We can inspect your home and determine how much attic insulation you need to effectively insulate your space. Since we’re also local, we’re familiar with the central Ohio region and we're confident that blown-in attic insulation is the best solution for homes in the area.
Most people are already familiar with batt insulation or the type of insulation you roll out. We prefer to use the AttiCat® expanding blown-in fiberglass insulation system because of its effectiveness and versatility. Because it's blown in, we can install as much or as little as we need to, which means you can achieve the specific R-value your home needs.
Loose insulation is a great choice because it's easy to spray in place without having to take apart any sections of your attic, which could lead to damage. The insulation fibers are packaged in bags and blown in place to the desired depth and density using special machinery. We’ll handle the entire installation process so you have nothing to worry about.
Fiberglass insulation is made up of tangled strands that create millions of tiny air pockets that stop heat from passing through, thus reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. In general, insulation with a higher R-value is thicker and contains more air pockets.
The AttiCat® insulation blowing machine breaks up the fiberglass, creating the tiny air pockets that give the material its insulating power. As the insulation moves through the length of the hose up to the attic it is further conditioned, adding more air pockets along the way.
Since the machine puts the fiberglass insulation exactly where we want it, blowing the insulation should take less than 1.5 hours and the whole job can be completed in less than 4 hours (based on a 1,000-sq. ft. attic and an R-value of 30.
The fiberglass insulation releases and expands inside the blowing machine so there is no mess left behind in your house.
Since fiberglass insulation has virtually no settling, it keeps its energy-saving R-value over time, saving you money long-term.
To get fiberglass attic insulation for your Columbus, Ohio, home contact Wingler Construction & Remodeling. Safe, reliable and accurate, the AttiCat® blown in insulation system can save you money on heating and cooling. Call (614) 235-5000.