Are you searching for an Attic Insulation company who will give you a free written estimate at your home? If so, it’s fast, affordable and very informative with us!
Attic insulation that is old, wet or worn down is costing you big money on electric bills each month!
Call us today for a free estimate: (205) 588-2785.
The amount of money wasted on high heating and cooling costs caused by under-insulated attics is mind-blowing. Let us show you how easy it is to properly insulate your home today.
Attic Insulation Removal
Many of the calls we get are for wet or old attic insulation removal. Maybe a much needed roof repair went a little too long and you ended up soaking your old insulation with rainwater. Who knows? Either way, it’s important to remove it and dry out your attic before mold can set in.
Once everything is clean and dry, we’ll replace it with the best pink insulation on the market, Owens Corning ProCat Attic Insulation. We are Certified Preferred Contractors and specialize in installing this energy efficient insulating product. It will not make your skin itch and it repels moisture too.
Energy Efficient Insulation
Attic insulation is one of the best-kept secrets to making your home more energy efficient in both winter and summer. The less work your heating and air conditioning system has to do; the less it will cost you to control the temperature in your home.
The reasoning behind this is simple. In the winter, your heating system is pumping warm air into each room in your home. Obviously, you want to keep as much of that heat in the room as possible. However, everyone knows that heat rises.
If your home has a second floor and the heat goes up there, that’s fine – it is still usable warm air. However, if the only thing above your living area is your attic, you don’t want the heat to rise up to that area. If your attic insulation is inadequate, you will certainly lose some heated air that direction, which is a direct loss.
In the summer, the outside temperature is quite warm and your AC system is working to keep each room in your home cool. What is almost always the hottest location in the house? The attic, of course! if you doubt that, get a stepladder and pay a quick visit to your attic in August – you probably won’t stay there very long!
So if your air conditioner is trying to keep all of the living areas of your house cool, you definitely don’t want all of the hot air from the attic radiating down and warming that air. This is where your attic insulation comes in.
Attic Insulation Recommendation
A properly insulated attic has to do with having the recommended R-Value for the type of insulation you have installed. To check this, measure the thickness of the attic insulation itself. If you have loose-fill fiberglass insulation and the thickness is less than about 12 inches, you could use additional attic insulation.
(Without getting too technical, attic insulation is measured as an “R-Value”. The per-inch R-Value of loose-fill fiberglass insulation is 2.2 to 2.9. So if you measured 12 inches of thickness, you multiply that by the R-Value, and it comes up to an R-Value range of 26 to 35. That is a little low. To be ideally insulated, you want to have an R-Value of at least 38, or as much as R-49.)
As a homeowner, you don’t have to worry about figuring out all the formulas and calculations to see if you have enough attic insulation. We are the experts in this area, and we do this type of work every day.
We can come out and do a complete assessment of your attic insulation and let you know if it is lacking in any way. We see a wide variety of situations – some attics are fine and others are costing the homeowner a lot of money in terms of wasted energy.
We offer attic insulation removal and replacement in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding area.