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  • Attic Cleaning at State Farm offices Blown Insulation Vs Batt Insulation
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Small Space Attic Cleaning - San Diego
Small Space Attic Cleaning – San Diego
Small Space Attic Cleaning – San Diego
Attic Debris Cleanup - Rancho Santa Fe
Attic Debris Cleanup – Rancho Santa Fe
Attic Debris Cleanup – Rancho Santa Fe
Blown Insulation Removal – Napa
Blown Insulation Removal – Napa
Blown Insulation Removal – Napa

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Blown Insulation Vs Batt Insulation
February 10, 2016 Attic Guys
Blown Insulation vs. Rolled or Batt Insulation

When installing insulation in your home, there are several important decisions to make. These decisions…

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September 16, 2015 Attic Guys
The Benefits of a Well-Insulated Attic

Most people know, as homeowners, that they should probably insulate their attic, but what are…

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Attic Condensation
May 1, 2014 Logan A
Causes and Solutions For Attic Condensation

Condensation in the attic is a serious problem that must be addressed by homeowners. If…

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Blown Insulation Vs Batt Insulation

Blown Insulation vs. Rolled or Batt Insulation

When installing insulation in your home, there are several important decisions to make. These decisions will determine how effective the insulation will be in keeping your home comfortable throughout the year. One of the most important things that you’ll need to do is decide which of the different types of insulation is appropriate. The most common options are blown-in insulation, batts, and rolls. Although professional contractors like Attic Guys will aid you in making this decision, we also feel that it is important for you to understand these insulation types and what makes them different. Whether the insulation is for a commercial building or your home, knowing the differences in blown-in insulation vs. batts and rolled insulation is crucial to determining which best meets your particular needs.

Blankets (Batts)

Blankets are a type of insulation that is most commonly referred to as rolls or batts. This is flexible insulation that is meant for use in areas with standard spacing and relatively easy access. The standard spacing refers to the spacing of joists and wall studs, for which the rolls and batts are made wide enough to match. Batts and rolls may also be used in non-standard spaces; however, they will require cutting to fit properly. They are available in standard, medium, and high density and are made of fiberglass, rock wool, and other mineral or natural fibers. Some blankets come with a vapor barrier in the form of a foil or paper facing. When comparing blown insulation vs. rolled and batts, it is important to note that no special equipment is necessary with blanket-type insulation, but it is often difficult to fit in non-standard or irregularly shaped areas.

Blown-In Insulation

The first difference in blown-in vs. batt insulation is that it is a form of loose-fill insulation as opposed to a flexible blanket. It is sold in bags and made of materials that are of varying degrees of recycled. This includes loose-fill fiberglass, which is made of 30 percent glass, mineral wool, which is 75 percent recycled content, and cellulose, which is made of recycled newspapers. Of these, cellulose has a better R-rating and is not as expensive as fiberglass. When comparing blown insulation vs. rolled and batts, you’ll want to make notice of the fact that it requires the use of a blowing machine. As expert installers of insulation, we are experienced with handling this machine and can install blown-in insulation quickly and efficiently. Because it is blown into a space, it is ideal for spaces that are irregular in shape and size and in areas that have low ceilings or may otherwise be difficult to access or move around in due to obstacles or obstructions.

The Difference in R-Values

When comparing blown-in insulation vs. batts, you must also examine the R-values. While the manufacturer will state the actual R-value of the insulation that you use, according to the Department of Energy, you can expect an R-value range between 2.9 and 3.8 per inch of thickness for standard fiberglass batts and between 3.7 and 4.3 for high-performance fiberglass batts. With blown-in insulation, you can expect an R-value of 2.2 to 2.7 per inch for fiberglass and between 3.2 and 3.8 per inch of cellulose. If you have questions about blown-in vs. batt insulation or about insulation removal and/or installation for your home or building, we’re here to help. Contact us either by filling out our online form or by calling us for a free estimate today!

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The Benefits of a Well-Insulated Attic

Most people know, as homeowners, that they should probably insulate their attic, but what are the actual benefits of attic insulation? Most homeowners and contractors choose to insulate for multiple reasons, including the cost and energy savings. Below, we have listed some of the most talked-about potential attic-insulation benefits.

Benefit #1: Cost Savings

The vast majority of people will experience a high amount of energy savings as a result of significantly reduced heat loss. Also, insulation can help you keep in the cool air in times of hot weather. This can lead to savings of hundreds of dollars on your monthly electricity bill. The statistics vary, but some homeowners have reported as much as a 50% savings once their attic has been insulated. How much you save will depend on a multitude of factors, such as the shape of your house and attic, the type of heating in the house, and the climate of the area. On a grander scale, Americans have saved billions of dollars in energy costs just due to attic insulation. Benefits to a household budget can be great: This small investment can make a dramatic change in a home, especially in homes built earlier than the 1980s. Simply saving money can be one of the most appealing factors to many homeowners.

Benefit #2: Protecting the Environment

For those who care only about their wallets, the first benefit is enough. On the other hand, those motivated by helping the environment will be happy, too. Insulating your attic, according to the Department of Energy, is one of the most important energy-saving projects you can complete in your home. The energy saved with this means less need for energy creation, so power plants won’t need to produce said energy. This also reduces pollution, as the majority of plants, whether they use fossil fuels or nuclear energy, must harm the environment in some way with byproducts or waste. Reducing the amount of energy we consume can have a big effect on local ecosystems, and on a larger scale, it can help the entire country. Of course, it’s clear that the benefits of attic insulation are great; however, this should be just one step in a family’s overall energy-saving plan. One should also invest in temperature control and duct cleaning and replacement.

Benefit #3: Preventing Long-Term Damage from Moisture

When an attic is not properly insulated, the rising heat might lead to melting snow on a roof, which can then lead to ice dams. Moisture, ice dams, and condensation can slowly, steadily cause persistent damage in a home, especially on the roof, which can be very expensive to repair. Moisture can also seep inside, and wet insulation is much less effective at keeping in heat. This turns into a horrible cycle of long-term damage. By sealing, checking, and changing out your insulation, you can prevent quite a few headaches down the road. If you do have condensation or moisture inside your attic, it may be symptomatic of roofing issues or leakage; it’s important to call experts right away to have this checked out.

These are just a few of the many benefits of making sure your attic has clean and effective insulation. If your attic is leaking energy, causing you to lose money, and possibly wreaking havoc on other areas of your home, it’s time to call the best company for professional attic insulation services: Attic Guys. We handle everything, from pest prevention to commercial insulation. Contact us online today to get a free estimate.

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Attic Condensation

Causes and Solutions For Attic Condensation

Condensation in the attic is a serious problem that must be addressed by homeowners. If left untreated, it can damage critical structural elements of the home, such as the trusses and rafters, ruin insulation, damage any stored belongings, and lead to the formation of potentially toxic black mold.

You can prevent these problems from occurring by maintaining a dry attic with a low relative humidity. First, however, you must identify the source of the moisture.

Signs of condensation in the attic may include the following:

  • Moisture forming on the glass window panes or other flat surfaces.
  • Traces where water has trickled down the walls.
  • Damp insulation.
  • Noticeable musky, damp odor.

Common Causes of Condensation In The Attic

There are dozens of things that can cause condensation buildups in the attic, one of which is a leaking roof. Even a small pin head-sized hole can send gallons of water pouring into your attic over the course of a couple months. And to make matters worse, these holes are not easily identified unless it’s raining. If you believe a leaking roof is to blame for your attic condensation, perform a little investigative work the next time it rains, inspecting the roof for signs of a leak.

Improperly vented bathroom and dryer exhausts may trigger the formation of condensation in the attic. Both bathroom and dryer exhausts are designed to serve the same basic purpose: to vent the hot, humid air outside the home. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for contractors or DIY homeowners to run these exhaust vents to the attic rather than outside the home; thus, pushing the humid air into the attic. Check to make sure all exhausts are vented outside, not the attic.

Broken water pipes may also cause trigger condensation in attics. If the pipe is completely busted, then you’ll likely experience a severe flooding of the attic. On the other hand, if there’s a minor hair-line crack in the pipe, it could release a very small — yet still damaging — amount of water.

Solutions For Attic Condensation

Running a dehumidifier will help to eliminate some of the condensation in an attic, but it’s not a viable long-term solution by any means. Depending on the moisture levels of your attic, you could find yourself emptying it several times a day. A more sensible solution is to identify the source of the condensation and eliminate it. A properly designed attic should maintain a stable relative humidity (RH).

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