Adding blown fiberglass attic insulation is a blast with the AttiCat® Insulation Blowing Machine. The machine conditions the AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In PINK Fiberglas™ Insulation by breaking it up and fluffing it. This process is what adds the millions of tiny air pockets that give the fiberglass attic insulation its home-protecting power. With AttiCat®, the attic insulation is conditioned far throughout the length of the hose. As it bounces its way up to the attic, it adds more and more air pockets, which even further increases its insulating power. And since fiberglass attic insulation will not settle, it will keep its energy-saving R-value over time. The Department of Energy recommends a R-49 rating on 16.5 inches.
The attic tends to be the most poorly insulated and ventilated area of any home. Insufficient attic insulation levels can result in major heat loss, and you know what that means: higher energy bills. Furthermore, poor ventilation is a major contributing factor for ice dams and mold growth. Without proper ventilation to let out excess moisture, attics tend to build up moisture, which results in the growth of damaging mold.
Attic insulation products can be blown in to attics, finished walls, and other tough-to-reach areas. This product is environmentally-friendly, consisting of 80 percent recycled newspapers. Besides being earth-friendly, it’s better for people too. It is less of a health hazard to the installer than fiberglass.
Fiberglass attic insulation, rock wool, and slag wool loose-fill attic insulation are all designed for ‘open blow’ applications, such as attic spaces or closed cavity applications. Closed cavity applications may include those found inside walls or covered attic floors. Ideal for weatherization, retrofit, or new construction, loose-fill attic insulation is available in two forms. It can be processed from a by-product of manufacturing batts or rolls, or it can be made from “prime” fibers that are specially produced for blowing applications. Both types of attic insulation must be applied using a mechanical blowing machine.
Cellulose attic insulation is considered a “green” product as it is more ecologically sound than similar competing products. It is also highly effective in insulating a space and more economical than fiberglass attic insulation. However, this material tends to settle and compact, causing it to lose its R-value.
Don’t leave your home with insufficient insulation for another season. Rain and extreme temperatures can cause expensive and even irreversible damage to any home that does not have proper insulating materials. Call Preferred Roofing today at (816) 287-4104 or (913) 210-1800 for a free estimate.