Attic Insulation – St Louis
Efficient and Cost Effective
The most cost effective way to improve the energy efficiency of your home is by installing attic insulation. Attic insulation can dramatically reduce your energy costs throughout the year. Without sufficient attic insulation your home can lose nearly 40% of the conditioned air your HVAC system generates. If you notice that your HVAC system is running excessively you could greatly benefit from increasing your existing attic insulation. If you are looking for attic insulation in St. Louis, you have come to the right place!
How does attic insulation work?
In the winter months, warm air from a homes furnace rises to our ceilings and passes through into the attic space. This air then moves up and out, through roof ventilation. In the summer months, our roofs radiate hot air downward through our ceilings, and into the living space causing HVAC systems to run excessively.
This loss of energy causes our HVAC systems to work much harder and operate longer in order to make the living space comfortable. Attic insulation is simply a barrier that stops the flow of thermal energy through our ceilings each season.
Do I have enough insulation in my attic?
Attic insulation performance directly corresponds with the depth at which it is installed. The best way to determine if you have enough insulation in your attic space is to look at the material you have and measure its current depth. If you are able to see the ceiling joists in your attic space, you can definitely benefit from increasing your attic insulation.
According to today’s energy efficiency standards, and due to our extreme temperature variances in St. Louis, the insulation in our attic space should be at a minimum R-Value of 38. This insulation level is now a building code requirement as well.
The most common and economical attic insulation material installed is fiberglass. Fiberglass insulation typically carries an R-Value of 2.8 per inch installed. This means that if your attic space is insulated with fiberglass, it needs to have at least 14″ to be at minimum required efficiency. Most homes that have fiberglass insulation installed typically have 4-6 inches.
Want to see where your current attic insulation level is at?
Try this: Open your attic hatch or access point. Grab a tape measure or a ruler. Stick the ruler down into your attic insulation until you hit the bottom. This will tell you what depth you are currently at. If you have less than 12-14″ of insulation in your attic call us now because you could be saving substantial amounts of money throughout the year!
A good economical way to improve the energy efficiency of your home is by simply increasing the depth of your existing attic insulation. Blown fiberglass or cellulose can be installed directly over the surface of your existing insulation. The installation process typically takes less than a day to complete and the cost of installing attic insulation is often recouped within just a few months. Click on the contact tab now and plug in your contact info for an immediate quote!
What are the different kinds of attic insulation?
Fiberglass Attic Insulation
Fiberglass insulation is the most common material used to insulate homes today. It is very efficient and cost effective. Installing blown fiberglass insulation is an excellent option to protect your home from the extreme temperature changes we see in St. Louis each season. If you would like a free estimate please visit our contact page and fill in your project details and contact info. One of our estimators will get in touch with you and send an estimate your way within 24 hours.
Cellulose Attic Insulation
Cellulose insulation is extremely efficient and very eco-friendly. Because cellulose insulation is more dense than fiberglass, it contains higher r-values per inch and air seals more effectively. Blown Cellulose insulation also contains up to 85% recycled materials. Cellulose insulation works great as a sound barrier, is fire retardant, and is mold and moisture resistant. Installing cellulose attic insulation is a quick and easy way to instantly increase the energy efficiency of your home. Green Space Construction has been installing cellulose attic insulation for years. Call us today to see how blown cellulose attic insulation can save you money on your utility bills each month.
What does it cost?
If you are interested in attic insulation pricing and would like a free estimate, visit our contact page and fill in your info and project details. Please include the square footage of your attic space and we will respond back with a quote ASAP.
Green Space is a trusted attic insulation contractor serving the greater St. Louis area. To schedule an appointment with an energy consultant for an attic insulation consultation, please call (636)-675-3330 or visit our contact page.