There's really no getting around it – living in the central Ohio region means we experience a whole range of weather conditions, from extreme heat in the summer to frigid temperatures in the winter. This can lead to excessively high energy bills if your home lacks attic insulation or if your attic insulation is inadequate. You could crank the thermostat up or down to save on energy bills, but why put yourself in such an uncomfortable situation? Attic insulation in Columbus, Ohio is critical to the protection of your home, as well as keeping your energy costs low. It's one of the simplest ways to properly maintain a comfortable temperature in your home without making your energy bills skyrocket.
It's a commonly known fact that heat rises in the home. As it rises, it naturally moves to cooler areas around your house, which is oftentimes the attic. This means much of the heat in your home travels upwards into your unfinished attic and on continues its way outside. That's heat that you're paying for, but not getting any benefit from. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that an average home loses up to 44% of its energy through poorly insulated ceilings and walls.
By properly insulating your attic, you're providing resistance to heat flowing out of your home, which means that warm or cool air will stay inside your home. Stopping the flow of air to the outside of your home means you reduce your home's overall energy usage and can save on your monthly heating and cooling bills.
There are many different types of insulation out there, but it's critical to ensure that you're using the proper type of insulation for your home. Many factors play a role in choosing the proper insulation, including insulation type, insulation thickness, and the R-value of your insulation. The amount of insulation you need depends mainly on the climate where you live, they type and size of your home, and your fuel use patterns and family size. The R-value means the amount of resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Another critical factor to consider is proper installation. It is essential to have insulation installed properly in order to get the proper R-value and maximize your investment. You'd hate to buy too much insulation and waste your money.
At Wingler Construction and Remodeling, we're experts in attic insulation in Columbus, Ohio. We'll inspect your home and help you decide how much attic insulation you need to effectively insulate your space. Because of our familiarity with all areas of the central Ohio region, we're confident that using blown-in attic insulation is the best solution for all homes in the Columbus, Ohio area. While most people are familiar with batt insulation, or the type of insulation that you roll out, we at Wingler 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 whatever R-value you want. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends up to R-49 for most attics, although every home is different.
With loose fill insulation, insulation fibers are packaged in bags and blown in place to the desired depth and density using special machinery. Wingler will handle the entire installation process so you have nothing to worry about. Loose insulation is an exceptional choice because it's easy to spray in without having to take apart any part of your attic, which could lead to damage.
Fiberglass insulation works on the principle of trapped air pockets. Millions of tiny air pockets form between the tangled strands of the fiberglass. These air pockets resist the passage of heat flow through the material, reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Generally, the thicker the insulation, the more air pockets and the higher R-value.
The AttiCat® insulation blowing machine conditions the fiberglass by breaking it up, thereby adding millions of tiny air pockets that give the material its insulating power. The insulation is further conditioned throughout the length of the hose. As the AttiCat® insulation bounces its way up to your attic, more and more air pockets are added, increasing its insulation power the entire way up.
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