There is no “right” type of insulation specifically for attics – different types of insulation have different advantages. Loose-fill (blown-in fiberglass or cellulose) and batt insulation are typically installed in an attic. Blown-in fiberglass insulation is very effective at stopping heat transfer. Cellulose insulation has similar qualities to fiberglass and is environmentally friendly as well.
At 3e Insulation, we install different insulation materials which each have their own benefits, including:
FIBERGLASS INSULATION: Fiberglass insulation is made out of tiny fibers of glass that trap hot air – it’s the fluffy pink insulation you’ve undoubtedly seen before. Fiberglass insulation can be either blown-in/loose-fill or a blanket system, and it’s great for all different types of areas, from the attic to the exterior walls.
CELLULOSE INSULATION: One of the most environmentally friendly types of insulation on the market, cellulose is made of up to 80% recycled material, mostly tiny bits of newspaper. Like fiberglass, cellulose insulation works well in all types of areas and is ideal for soundproofing.
WHY USE BLOWN-IN INSULATION
Blown-In Insulation is an Affordable Investment
The national average to install blown-in insulation is around $1,360. The cost to install blown-in insulation in your attic depends on the size of your attic and how much insulation you need. Most of the cost is associated with the materials, and only a small portion of the overall cost is associated with the actual installation costs. Blown-in insulation is an affordable upgrade to make to your home.
Blown-In Insulation Will Reduce Your Long-Term Energy Costs
Blown-in insulation offers long-term energy savings. Many homes experience a decrease in their energy bills between 15% – 25%. This can be a huge savings depending on how large your energy bills are. For example, if your energy bills are around $4,000 a year, then you could save between $600 to $1,000 a year on your energy costs. This means that over a decade you could save up to $10,000, which far exceeds the initial cost of installing the insulation.
Blown-In Insulation Will Help Regulate Temperature in Your Home
Blown-in insulation does not only help reduce your long-term energy costs; it helps regulate the temperature within your home and helps maintain the same temperature. When your system heats up your home, your home should retain for longer. When you cool your home off, your home should stay cool for longer.