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Investing in good insulation- is it worth it?

Did you know most homes are under insulated? That means they don’t have the proper amount of insulation to keep their homes warm, cool, dry, safe, etc.

If you’re one of these people you could be wasting energy and money. Keeping your home from being as comfortable as it should be.

It’s definitely worth the investment to make sure your attic, as well as the rest of your home, is properly insulated.

Here’s a few reasons why.

  1. Lower utility bills-

Are you tired of paying high utility bills? If your home doesn’t have the proper amount of insulation, there’s a good chance that you are.

By improving the insulation in your home, especially your attic, you can save up to 15%(on average) on the cost of both heating and cooling in your home! They may not seem like a lot but it works out to several hundred dollars per year! Think of all the money you could store away for better things, like vacation! ;)

2. Increased Safety-

Having proper insulation in your attic can also increase the overall safety of your home. This alone is enough to convince you to upgrade the insulation in your home. Proper attic insulation helps to protect from things like mold, etc due to moisture and heat. This can cause the wood in your home to and the structures around it to soften and can make you and your family more susceptible to injuries. Mold can also be toxic and lead to a whole set of health issues.

3. Improved Air Quality-

Proper insulation helps improve air quality in your home. It helps keep put mold, dust and dirt. When your home is properly insulated you and your family will be able to breathe more easily. You may also be less prone to health issues such as allergies and asthma.

4. Increased Comfort-

Proper insulation will keep your home more warm in the winter months and more cool in the summer months. Therefore, making for a more comfortable living situation. You’ll also have an easier time controlling the temperature in your home making sure that you and your family feel comfortable in both the warmer and cooler months.

5. Longer HVAC lifespan-

Nobody wants to deal with expensive HVAC repairs and replacements. If you’re constantly having to repair your HVAC system or have had to replace it, your insulation could be the issue. Insufficient insulation causes your HVAC unit to have to work harder, which can lead to increased wear and tear.

6. Reduced Carbon Footprint-

When you minimize the energy leaks coming from your home, you minimize the amount of waste and byproducts being put out into the air.

If you care about the environment and want to do your part to protect it, investing in better attic insulation is a must.

Do you need better insulation in your home?

There’s a 90 percent chance your attic is underinsulated. There’s also a 10 percent chance that it isn’t. How do you know if you actually need to invest in attic insulation?

  • the indoor temperature in your home is always changing

  • You notice drafts inside your home

  • You energy bills have skyrocketed for no reason

  • You’ve had issues with rats, mice or other pest

  • You’ve dealt with water damage in your attic

If any of these apply to you, you most likely need to upgrade your insulation!

What types of insulation are there?

There are several different types of attic insulation, and all of them come with their own benefits.

The following are some of the most popular types of insulation you might want to use:


Fiberglass insulation is blown into the attic using a special machine.

Fiberglass insulation is one of the most popular attic insulation options, especially in new-construction homes. It’s energy-efficient, non-combustible, and non-corrosive.


Like fiberglass insulation, cellulose insulation also must be blown into the attic with the help of a machine.

This type of insulation is made using recycled, ground-up paper. It contains boric acid, as well. Boric acid helps to keep insects and pests at bay. It also helps to make the insulation fire resistant.

Spray Foam-

Another popular option is spray foam insulation, which is made of polyurethane.

There are two types of spray foam insulation: closed cell and open cell spray foam.

Closed cell spray foam is denser than open cell foam. Because it’s denser, it does a better job of keeping moisture out and holding off drafts.

Open cell foam expands after it’s sprayed, so it can do a better job of filling in small gaps throughout the attic and the rest of the home.

So now you know the importance of proper insulation, how to tell if you’re home is lacking proper insulation and what type of insulation to consider when upgrading your home!

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