Heat rises, and without insulation in the roof of your house you lose complete control of the temperature in your home. Insulating your attic will help you lower your energy bills and regulate the temperature in your house. There are three techniques we can use to insulate your attic, and there are benefits for each type:
Installing pieces of fiberglass material (called batts) in your attic is less messy if you need to access your attic. It can also be moved and then put back in place if you ever need to do any work in the attic or if you have duct work done in the attic.
Cellulose or fiberglass insulation is blown into your attic using a blow machine. Using a blow machine to install cellulose or fiberglass insulation works great if there isn’t much room in the attic or if you want to add insulation on top of your existing insulation.
A radiant barrier can be installed in conjunction with either type of attic insulation. A radiant barrier is foil insulation that is installed at the roofline that reflects the heat of the sun.
In new construction, we would place insulation into the open framing of your ceiling before it is covered with other building materials. Insulating the ceiling on the top floor of your home has the same effect as insulating your attic; the only difference is the installation technique.
Insulating the ceilings between the levels of your home will help keep the heat from escaping the lower levels and settling on the upper floors. Using the right insulation installed in the correct way will also help muffle the sound that transfers between the floors of your home.
If you live in Los Angeles County, Orange County, or the surrounding areas allow one of our experienced estimators to consult you on the right solution for the exterior and interior wall insulation in your Southern California home as well as give you a free quote today.