Determining the best attic insulation for your home can be a money saving decision. According to the Department of Energy, home heating and cooling consumes 44 percent of all energy used in a U.S. home. Upgrading or replacing your insulation can reduce your annual heating and cooling bill 10 to 30 percent. With the average U.S. household spending about $650 per year on heating and cooling, the cost of adding or upgrading your insulation can pay off in a big way.
The attic insulation you choose should be based on various factors including your home style, cost of the material, availability of the product, quality and reputation of the installers (if you’re not doing it yourself), and your personal environmental concerns.
Crawl Pros Recommends Blown in Cellulose as the Best Attic Insulation for Your Home
Having insulated hundreds of homes throughout the Northwest Crawl Pros has learned that blown in cellulose insulation provides the most protection and energy efficiency.
Blown in insulation is a great choice when an even level of attic insulation is required. It fills gaps and provides a complete layer of insulation across your attic. Blown in insulation comes in two types: fiberglass and cellulose. Although both materials work well and insulate about the same with R-vales (in the 3 to 4 per inch range,) Crawl Pros recommends the cellulose material.
Cellulose insulation is made primarily from recycled paper. About 75 percent of the material used to make cellulose insulation is post-consumer waste paper, giving it the highest average recycled content of all insulation types.
Blown in attic insulation is a proven choice to provide temperature and energy efficiency as well as sound insulation. Some additional features of blown in insulation include:
- Blown in insulation provides even coverage and fills gaps giving you a complete layer of insulation.
- Has a much higher density, resulting in super R-value, reduce air infiltration and great acoustical properties
- Can last up to 10-25 years if the installation is done properly
- Perfect for attics with a non-standard stud and joist spacing structure, or one that has obstacles in the way of even insulation coverage.
- Has no significant effect on indoor air quality.
Blown in attic insulation is very cost effective attic insulation solution. Blown attic insulation material costs $0.50 to $0.75 per square foot, installation $2.50 to $3.25 per square foot. Total cost $3.00 to $4.00 per square foot. Crawl Pros Estimators can provide an in-home insulation insulation cost estimate to give you the exact price to install or upgrade your insulation.
Call Crawl Pros to Solve Your Attic Insulation Needs
Not only can Crawl Pros professional install your attic insulation, we can you determine if insulation rebates are available in your area.
Take the steps today to reduce your monthly energy by contacting Crawl Pros. Contact us today at 1-866-673-9626.