Most attics are already insulated, but if the insulation levels are too low in your Western Michigan home, even attic insulation with a high R-value won’t work as it should. If you step up into your attic to have a look, and can easily see your floor joists, more attic insulation is needed.
An attic insulation company like WMGB Home Improvement can help you make an informed decision about the insulation in your Lansing, Holland, or Traverse City home, and if you could benefit from adding insulation to your attic, install it quickly and efficiently.
The Benefits of Increased Attic Insulation
Heat and air like to move in and out of your home at its highest and lowest points, making your attic one of the best areas of your house to retrofit. Insulation is just as useful at keeping your home cool in the summer as it is in keeping it warm in the winter, and can reduce the burden on your heating and cooling systems to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. With upgraded attic insulation, you can benefit year round from:
- Higher indoor comfort levels
- Lower heating and cooling costs
- Reduced air pollutant infiltration
- Prevents ice dams in the winter
What’s the Best Insulation for My Attic?
At WMGB, we offer a few different options for insulation, including spray foam insulation and blown in insulation like cellulose and fiberglass. It’s common for blown in cellulose to be installed over the attic floor. Spray foam, on the other hand, would be installed directly onto your attic’s rafters.
Each insulation type comes with its own unique benefits, and depending on the particulars of your home, we’ll work with you to make the best decision that offers quality protection without breaking the bank in attic insulation costs.
Seal Air Leaks before Adding Attic Insulation
Air leakage, or infiltration, occurs when outside air enters a house uncontrollably through cracks, gaps, and openings. Most homes have enough combined air leaks in their attic alone to add up to the size of a large open window!
Many air leaks and drafts are easy to find because they are easy to feel — like those around windows and doors. But holes hidden in attics, basements, and crawl spaces are more difficult and a bigger problem. The EPA recommends air sealing the attic before adding attic insulation to your home.
Contact Us Today for Quality Attic Insulation Near You
If you’re wondering, “How much to insulate an attic?”, reach out to WMGB to schedule a home energy evaluation. With our comprehensive home audit process, our team of insulation experts can help determine if you could benefit from upgraded insulation in your attic, walls, basement or crawlspace, and more.