Do you need to insulate your home? The attic is probably the first place that comes to mind. But what materials should be installed? What type(s) of attic insulation do you need?
There are two different types of insulation commonly installed in attics:
Loose-fill Cellulose & Fiberglass
For attics, blown-in, or loose-fill, insulation is often used. This includes fiberglass and cellulose. This thermal insulation can be installed in the floors and walls. Blown-in insulation offers a number of benefits. It can help:
- Lower your energy bills
- Reduce noises between different levels of your home (ideal if you use your attic as a bedroom)
- Make your home more comfortable
- Improve the efficiency of your HVAC systems
- Contribute to a healthier environment
Radiant Barrier Insulation
Radiant barrier, or foil insulation, works a little differently. It’s installed in the attic ceiling, right below your roofing. Radiant barriers work by helping your home reflect, rather than absorb, heat from the sun. However, they are not often installed in Idaho homes and are more practical in hotter climates such as Florida.
For climates like ours, a combination of different thermal insulation (such as loose-fill cellulose and batt fiberglass) can be more cost-effective.
Attic Insulation Contractors Serving the Boise Area
Do you need attic insulation for your home in Boise or a surrounding area? We install high-quality fiberglass and cellulose insulation. Contact Big City Insulation of Idaho today!