Upgrading attic insulation is a VERY popular energy-saving improvement because more energy (and money!) is lost through the attic than through any other part of the house.
What makes matters worse is when inadequate attic insulation is improperly or poorly installed. Existing attic insulation in many homes may be as minimal as R-19– which pales in comparison to the recommended R-value!
Going through a cold winter with so little insulation is like wearing a t-shirt in a snowstorm. What your house really needs is the equivalent of a thick, down-filled parka.
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends between R-49 and R-60 of attic insulation. That’s at least a 17-in.-thick blanket of fiberglass insulation and 15-17-in of Cellulose!
We use PROPINK® L77 Loosefill and Green Fiber Insulation backed by Owen-Corning’s reputation for quality products.
R-values that can be achieved with different levels of coverage.
Air Sealing Goes Alongside Attic Insulation
DETAILS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Baffles keep ventilation channels open: Plastic spacers are installed between rafters in the attic to maintain a vent space beneath the roof surface after new insulation is installed.
Air sealing: This is a critical step when insulating an attic because sealing air leaks stops conditioned interior air from leaking into the attic. AcEco RCI uses a variety of materials and techniques to stop this energy-wasting air leakage.
Installing baffles ensures proper attic ventilation. Sized to fit between the rafters in the attic, plastic baffles maintain a ventilation space between the attic’s soffit vents (located along the eaves) and the ridge vent. Installing baffles before adding more attic insulation helps avoid damage from ice damming and excess moisture.
We fix all entry holes inside and out: Unlike many other insulation companies, we seal all holes going into the attic to prevent rodents from entering.
We provide a pest free warranty for one year: We also spray a dust product that prevents pests from entering and from coming back- this is good for a whole year. We also give you a year of free insect control from a certified pest control company.
Old insulation can be reused, most of the time. As long as the existing insulation is not wet, moldy or overly compressed, it can usually be put back into place after the attic has been air-sealed and before new insulation is installed.