Among the areas of your home that need proper insulation the most is your attic. This is where it gets extremely hot during the summer and very cold during winter. Without proper insulation, the temperature in your attic can easily spread throughout your home. This will result in your heating system or AC working twice or thrice as much just to keep the temperature at your desired level. Many would then ask, how much insulation do I need in my attic? Do I already have enough?
There are many different types of insulation commonly used in attics - you have your block foam insulation, fiberglass insulation, blown-in insulation, and spray foam insulation among others. No matter the type of insulation you have installed in your attic, you simply have to make sure that you have enough to make them serve their purpose.
Note that if you already have an existing attic insulation and you believe that you need to add more, it is not always necessary to use the same kind of insulation. For instance, if you already have fiberglass batts in the attic, you can still add loose fill insulation on top of them. However, this is not the case with all types of insulation - you must still be sure that you’re using the right type of insulation according to the structure of your home and the usual climate in your location.
To measure the heat resistance ability of insulation, the R-Value must be determined. Attics are ideally insulated with R-38 insulation. This can be approximately 10 to 14 inches of insulation but still depending on the type of insulation. If you are still wondering how much insulation do I need in my attic, then this answers your question. If you are unsure about the R-Value of your current attic insulation, seek assistance from a licensed insulation contractor.
Furthermore, whether you already have existing insulation, you need to remove the current insulation or if you need to install brand new insulation in your attic or other parts of your home or building, All Florida Insulation is here to help. We offer Orlando attic insulation and many other insulation-related products and services. We also service Winter Park, Deltona, Sanford, Windermere, Ocoee, Lake Mary, and surrounding communities. Contact us at (407) 410-FOAM (3626) to get a free estimate!
Chris has been an insulation professional for more than two decades, and has experience with all types of residential and commercial insulation products. His passion is green energy and effective insulation applications.