How Much Attic Insulation Does a House Have to Have?
The DOE usually recommends 13-14 inches of attic insulation in Melbourne. Or a recommended amount that reaches an R-value of R-38. All insulation is measured with an R-value, which shows its acceptance of heat flow. As the R-value increases, so does its capacity to insulate and restrict the heat flow. Your home’s age is a big factor too. If you own a house that’s past 10 years old, there’s potential that your attic insulation could have settled, which might mean you should install more insulation.
Different Styles of Attic Insulation
There are four standard kinds of insulation you can install in your attic.
- Fiberglass insulation: This kind of insulation takes glass cullet and raw materials and combines them to form fibers that feel like wool. Fiberglass is moisture and fire resistant.
- Wool insulation: While this has the same texture as fiberglass, it’s made from rock, blast furnace slag and raw materials. Wool is naturally fire retardant but may not be readily available.
- Cellulose insulation: Using paper, paperboard, stock or wood to develop cellulose fibers, this form of insulation is treated with chemicals to reduce the possibility of fire. Cellulose has the advantage of having a high R-value and is usually a more economical option.
- Spray foam insulation: This is a chemically based insulation that can be applied to the attic and wall cavities. Spray foam has many perks, such as the potential to create a more airtight home.
There are a lot of factors to consider when assessing the insulation in your attic and choosing how much you should install. As one of the best attic insulation companies in the area, we make the process simple. We can provide a free attic insulation survey and estimate.
Whether you’re seeking an insulation contractor right now or want to be aware of all the possibilities and prices, Duron Smith AC & Heat can provide support. Our experts will help you find the ideal solution for your home’s unique needs.
Keeping your attic correctly insulated can boost energy efficiency, minimize energy costs and maintain your loved ones’ comfort, so contact us at 321-452-3553 to have one of our experts give you a free estimate. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee,* so you can be sure in hiring Duron Smith AC & Heat for your attic insulation installation.
*Duron Smith AC & Heat guarantees that, if for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with the installation or repair service provided, for a period of one (1) year following the initial date of the installation or repair service in question, we will, at your option: (a) perform the installation or repair service again at no additional cost; or (b) issue a full refund for the installation or repair service charged. This guarantee applies for a limited period of one (1) year following the initial date of the installation or repair service performed by Duron Smith AC & Heat. This guarantee only applies to the workmanship of the installation or repair services performed by Duron Smith AC & Heat technicians and does not apply to any products, including but not limited to the performance or defects of such products installed or serviced by our technicians. This guarantee does not apply to any defects arising from use of the system or product for a purpose other than its intended purpose, misuse, alteration, accident, abuse or failure to maintain the product serviced or installed. Customer must provide prompt notice to Duron Smith AC & Heat of less than full satisfaction with the installation or repair service.