Attic Insulation For New Jersey Homes
At Atticare NJ, we're happy to offer full-service attic insulation.
During the cold months, air can easily flow between the main part of your
house, the attic, and the outside. Proper insulation is the best way to
keep temperatures warm and energy bills down.
Types Of Insulation
Blown In - This type generally consists of an expanding foam material that is blown
into the necessary cavities with a large hose. The material is self-expanding
and is blown with a high degree of force, allowing installers to easily
fill the space behind a finished wall through a small hole. Installation
can be completed very quickly, and the material is loose, light, and stable,
making it perfect for finished attics.
Fiberglass - By far the most common type of insulation material, it is generally installed
either mounted on rolls of paper or
blown in via tube. Consisting mostly of reinforced glass fibers, it's well
known for its very high R-value and comes in a wide variety of efficiency
ratings. It also has the advantage of not settling, which allows it to
maintain its effectiveness over time, making it a long-lasting investment.
On top of this it is moisture resistant, non-flammable, and sound absorbent.
Cellulose - This is the most environmentally friendly type of material in use. It
is also arguably the most efficient kind of material, with a high all-around
R-value and unique malleability that allows it to be fitted around pipes
and wires. Its high density does a great job of blocking excess airflow
and makes it moisture resistant and an excellent noise blocker. In addition,
it neither melts nor smokes when exposed to flame, allowing it to retard
the spread of fire.
Upgrade Your R-Value
An R-value is the rating system used to scale the effectiveness of a given
type of insulation. This rating is determined by three factors: the type
of material, its density, its level of thickness, and a thermal inspection
(New Page - Thermal Inspections) is the best way to determine this. Generally
speaking, the higher the R-value of your home's attic insulation,
the more useful it is for preventing the movement of heat into and out
of the area. Your home's rating, however, is not only determined by
the type of material you use, but also by the way in which it is installed.
When you call us to install your insulation, the increased R-value you
get will result in lower electric costs and a warmer house.
Sound Rated Insulation
The specific material used is the biggest determinant in how much sound
vibrates through the walls. Though all insulating materials block out
some vibration, rockwool and mineral wool are the most effective for this
purpose. We're trained and ready to install these, as well as Sound
Attenuation Batts for your home.
If you're a New Jersey resident interested in full insulating your
attic, please give Atticare NJ a call today!