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If you want your home to be more energy efficient, you may be thinking about adding insulation to the attic. This is an area of your home where a lot of energy can escape. There are also many options to add insulation to the attic of your home, such as using spray foam, adding batten insulation or installing a loose material. Here are some things that you will want to think about before you add insulation to the attic of your home:
1. Move The Clutter Out Of The Attic
The attic is often a great place to store a lot of clutter. You just put things in the attic and never have to see them again. This is actually bad when it comes to insulating your home. You want to limit the clutter you have in your attic. If you need to have access to mechanicals or small storage, limit the amount of space you use. Consider moving things like Christmas decorations and old baby clothes to another area of your home to store. This will give you more space for valuable insulation that can help you save energy.
2. Evaluate Your Attic And Where Insulation Is Needed
After you have cleaned the clutter out of your attic, evaluate it for areas that can use extra insulation. Look for any areas where the insulation is compact and not the same depth as the majority of the insulation of your attic. If there are any places that do not have any insulation, you may want to consider adding insulation here. You do not want to add insulation to the eaves where there are vents. This is because this allows your attic to ventilate, keeping moisture and humidity out of your attic, which can cause dry rot.
3. Decide On The Type Of Insulation That Will Be Best
When it comes to insulating your attic, there are many different choices of materials. If you are planning on doing it yourself, you may want to just use rolls of batten insulation that you can install over existing materials. If you want to add to the insulation value, consider having an insulation service install blown in insulation, which can add to the depth and provide you with better energy efficiency.
These are some things that you will want to know before installing insulation in the attic of your home. If you are ready to have insulation installed in your home, contact a home improvement contractor such as Latocha Builders & Renovations Inc and talk with them about the best options for your attic.