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Types of Attic Insulation

Attic insulation Palm City helps improve the overall comfort and efficiency of your home by keeping warm air in and cold air out. It also helps control energy costs and reduces air pollution.

Attics can be difficult to insulate, and a professional should be hired for the job. They have the expertise and equipment needed to ensure the job is done properly and safely.

The most common types of attic insulation are fiberglass batts, cellulose, loose-fill fiberglass, and spray foam. All provide varying degrees of heat protection.

Cellulose is made of densely packed independent fragments of boric-acid-treated recycled ground paper that create air pockets that trap air efficiently. It provides an R-value of about 3.5 per inch and can be blown into attics using special machines.

Fiberglass is often the cheapest type of attic insulation and offers an excellent R-value per inch, but it doesn’t offer quite as much heat resistance as other materials. It also doesn’t mix well with moisture, which can lead to mold or mildew growth if it becomes wet.

Blown cellulose is an eco-friendly and cost-effective attic insulation that can be blown into attics. It’s less flammable than fiberglass and is a good choice for homes with pest problems such as mice and cockroaches.

Blown cellulose is a great choice for attics that have gaps in the ceiling framing that are difficult to fill with batts or rolls. It’s also the most cost-effective way to insulate wide areas of a roof.

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