Why Homes Have Attics And Why They Need to Be Insulated?

Did you know that your attic and roof are two of the frailest places in your thermal insulation system? It might be hard to believe if you haven’t looked into the function of attics. As per statistics, poor or absent attic insulation will make up to 15% of the entire energy loss in your abode. insulation installation in an attic which is usually unheated is vital in the home energy saving procedure. Insulating an attic which is usually unheated is vital in the home energy saving procedure.

What is an Attic? – A Definition

Attic is defined as the space bounded by the building wall and is situated straight beneath the roof. As this is a region usually not occupied constantly by anyone (except in special designs and home modifications), it is unheated. Some constituents of utilities such as water heaters, hot water storages, air conditioning and heating air channels and also goods storages might be positioned here contingent on the volume of space accessible. Usually, the roof and the floor are insulated though more often than not ineffectively.

Varieties of Attic Insulation

Frequently used attic insulations are:

  • Cellulose Insulation – loose fill
  • Cellulose Insulation – Stabilized Insulation
  • Fiberglass and mineral wool insulation- batts
  • Fiberglass and mineral wool Insulation- loose fill
  • Expanded Polystyrene or Phenolic foam insulation- rigid boards
  • Cellular Foam Insulation – pieces of Butyle and Nitrile rubber foam, etc.

Note: Take extreme caution when working with insulating materials! Older outdated insulators can cause severe health risks. They’re largely regulated now, but can still be found in older buildings. Even newer materials can cause severe irritation and tissue damage if not handled with the proper safety equipment.We highly recommend getting a professional attic cleaning along with your insulation removal to ensure a safe and clean space. Attic insulation removal is one of our specialties. Our team knows exactly how to work with the materials and that’s just one reason why we’re the most highly rated attic service in San Diego. We are also proud to provide attic insulation removal in Orange County and Phoenix insulation installation! Don’t take our word for it though, schedule a free inspection, and we’ll show you!

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Written By Joseph Sheiner

Joseph Sheiner is a construction industry professional with over 15 years of experience. He began his career in the insulation industry in 2012, and co-founded Attic Construction Inc in 2013. As CEO of the company, Joe oversees all operations and is in charge of training and product knowledge.

Under Joe’s leadership, Attic Construction has become the largest leading Attic Restoration Company in San Diego, Orange County and Phoenix. He has personally performed and supervised insulation work in over 7000 homes. He is certified by Owens Corning as a CEE (Certified Energy Expert) and is a licensed contractor by the CSLB.
Most recently, Joe has helped expand Attic Construction to two additional locations – Orange County and Phoenix. He is currently working on expanding to additional locations in the near future.

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Great work! Our attic went from totally disgusting to pristine.  They are courteous and professional and clean up after themselves.

-Karen L. Santee, CA

Andrew was very informative and helpful during the whole process. Excellent communication and his team did a great job. He came on Sunday and the work was done and completed by Tuesday. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a fair prices and great service.

– Joey E. San Diego, CA