If you’re one of those people who wants an immediate answer, here it is: warm air rises, which causes up to 85% of your home’s heat to escape through the attic. This means your heating unit cranks out a lot more heat trying to keep up!
Attic insulation blocks the flow of air through upper ceilings, but many homes (especially new construction) only have the minimally recommended amount of insulation, which, as evidenced by your presumably high heating bills, is just not getting the job done.
Read on to learn how to evaluate whether your home needs additional attic insulation.
Blown-in insulation (or ‘loose-fill’ insulation) is a fibrous insulating material that is installed by ‘blowing’ or spraying the material using a machine that breaks up the material and delivers it to the space in question via an air hose. An alternative to rolls, batts and foam board insulation, blown-in insulation is the preferred choice for covering large areas like home and garage attics and fills every gap and corner seamlessly.