The main purpose for attic insulation is to prevent heat from rising out of your living areas into the attic. When heat escapes, the end result is not only expensive utility bills, but also costly repairs due to the growth of mold and damage from ice dams.
With the rising costs of utility bills, business owners and homeowners alike are doing everything they can to control heating expenses. That is where we come in. A proper attic insulation, along with other energy efficient products, will help keep your costs lower during the cold winter months. It also keeps other problems from developing.
Ice dams form when heat escapes into the attic and through the roof which then melts the snow or ice. This melted ice drains down into the gutters as it should. However, once the liquid reaches the cooler temperatures, it freezes in the gutter and blocks the flow of more draining water. The backed up water freezes on top of the gutter ice creating an ice dam. This blockage creates roof leaks that damage the interior of a building as well as the general structure. They also cause damage to gutters and drains. The expense quickly adds up whenever ice dams form. Proper attic insulation to keep heat from escaping into the attic where it melts snow on the roof is one of the main preventative measures you can do to protect your building. Upgrading to a higher grade, breathable felt will help fight moisture problems.
We have several different insulation options for residential buildings that offer solutions designed to fit your budget.
Homes 10-15 years + in age are the most common victims of inadequate home insulation. On average about 40% of a home’s energy loss escapes through the attic. Adding insulation is one of the few upgrades you can do to your home that will allow you to actually see a savings every month. It literally pays for itself (click here).
WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER FOR YOU:
Owens Corning AttiCat(R) expanding blown-in Pink Fiberglass(TM) (click here) is our preferred method. This modern treatment provides highly efficient blown insulation for any residential attic. This system is mold-resistant, noncorrosive, does not absorb moisture, and will not settle. Fiberglass insulation can be installed around pipes, wires and outlets and has the ability to trap the air in little pockets. These little air pockets work with the insulation to help in stopping any heat or cold air from entering the home and or escaping.
Just how much insulation in your attic? Insulation is measured by an R-Value. The thicker the insulation the greater the R-Value (click here). For a home, the average R-Value is R-50, or roughly 14 inches.
All fiberglass blown-in insulation projects are backed by a 5 year craftsmanship warranty.
All craftsmanship warranties are transferable for the duration of the warranty period.
UNDER INSULATED AND JUST NEED A FIX?
Over 60% of homes are improperly insulated. The average home in Wisconsin carries an R-19 value which is far under the recommended value. Our Milwaukee Insulation Team is ready to work on your residential project today from October through May. We will assess your current situation, and find the most efficient solution for you.