Attic Insulation in
We need to start with saying that every home is different. Architecture, framing, age, and even the habits of people living there create a unique environment within each building.
While the information below is true in most cases, always remember that nothing replaces an expert insulation contractor’s inspection.
If you’re experiencing insulation related problems or in need of new insulation, it’s worth getting an estimate. Even if you’re in the planning phase, you can plan with accurate numbers.
Research on the impacts of insulation on comfort, safety, and efficiency has come along way over the years.
There is a huge difference between passing building codes and being smart with your money and safety. It’s similar to getting a car with 15 miles per gallon, except the 30mpg cars only cost a couple hundred dollars more. It takes very little time to get that money back from improved efficiency. After that, it’s just extra money in your pocket.
And that doesn’t consider all of the other comfort and safety benefits from our improved approach to insulation.
The Best Attic Insulation
The Most Recommended Option
R50 Blown in Cellulose
You may see R38 as the recommended attic insulation value, but that figure is dated. It simply costs more to heat a home with R38 attic insulation. Blown in insulation has better coverage. Cellulose outperforms fiberglass and is less expensive when factoring in heating bills.
Why Blown In Insulation
Blown in attic insulation performs better than rolls, batts, or boards of insulation because it can’t have gaps.
Similar Cost, Far Better Results
Cellulose costs a bit more that fiberglass, but lowers heating and cooling bills much more.
The Modern Day Standard
You may see R38 as the recommended attic insulation value, but that figure is dated. It simply costs too much to heat a home with R38 blown-in attic insulation. R50 is the modern-day standard for attics, though some go with R60.
Types of Insulation
A Big Difference
No matter the location, insulation type plays a big role in results. We go into detail about the 3 common insulation types in this article.
Insulation Types at a Glance
State Rebates & Incentives
Many (though not all) Wisconsin insulation projects are eligible for hundreds of dollars in rebates through the state’s Department of Energy. We typically are able to help at least one client capture a rebate each week.
We are certified to implement these rebates and complete nearly all the paperwork for you. We even instantly discount the rebate from your invoice, so you’re not left waiting for the rebate check to arrive.
Know YOUR Numbers
Planning with general numbers often leads to inaccurate estimations and budgets. That’s one of the many reasons we offer free estimates. Whether you need a quick fix or are planning for work next year, work with actual numbers specific to you.