Do You Need Attic or Wall Insulation?

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Do You Need Attic or Wall Insulation?

If you want your home to be as energy-efficient as possible, you might look into adding insulation. Most homes have insulation in the attic and between the walls. Where do you need more?

Attic

In order for your home to be energy efficient, it needs to be properly insulated. You will typically see loose fill or batt insulation in the attic. If your attic is already insulated, check it out to see if it could use more. Measure the insulation and if it is less than 11 inches thick for fiberglass insulation or less than 8 inches thick if you have cellulose insulation, you could benefit from adding more. Before insulation is added, make sure to seal any leaks and make roof or other repairs that are necessary.

Walls

If your attic has enough insulation, but you still feel like your house has a draft and feels cool in the winter, you may need more insulation in your exterior walls. Wall insulation is harder to install, but it is worth the cost. Blow-in insulation can give you significant air sealing and it can be added to walls without disturbing much of the finished areas. Spray foam insulation is good if you are remodeling and your wall cavities are open. You can also roll out batt insulation into open walls.

If you are looking for insulation services for your home San Dimas CA is home to Home Performance Matters, a company that specializes in home insulation. Give us a call today to schedule an energy audit and ask how insulation services can provide immediate results in your home. You will be happy to hear about the increased comfort and reduced bills your home can enjoy. We look forward to working with you to make a simple, energy-efficient home improvement through adding insulation to your walls or attic.

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