Attic Insulation For a Heat Proof House

Attic Insulation

If you are thinking to insulate your attic to reduce power consumption and electricity bill, you are not alone. Many families are now insulating their attics to save on power charges. According to a report by the US Department of Energy, an attic insulation has the capability to save 10% to 50% on home energy cost per annum.

However, for a proper functioning of the insulation, it is important to install them properly. To start, you will first have to decide the material that you would like to use for insulation. There are three basic materials for attic insulation – fiberglass, mineral wool and cellulose. You can get in touch with attic insulation contractor to know as which material will work best for you.

After material, decide the spot to insulate the attic. Insulation works best when fixed on the floor. For best results, pull up the plywood of the floor and stack the insulation. You can also fix the insulation in the ceiling area to radiant sun heat. Insulation in the ceiling works best during the summer season. While installing the insulation make sure to leakproof any air leakage to prevent heat traveling to the walls of the house.

You can either insulate the attic by yourself or hire a contractor. Hiring a contractor can save you a lot of time. Besides, a professional can better insulate the attic as he is trained to do so. In case you want to insulate yourself, check out the video below to understand how to best insulate your attic floor.

 

To read about using radiant barriers click here.