I’ve put a little information to help assist in explaining ‘Adding Attic Insulation to an Existing Home’. I take a whole house approach to improve a Home’s Energy Reduction Needs. Attics and Attic insulation just being one area.
In the old days we just blew the insulation into the attic. Now, I suggest that any
- Air Infiltration areas be resolved before adding insulation- Stop the Air (Hot or Cold) From Entering a Home.
- This includes: proper attic ventilation, ceiling protrusions(Light Boxes / Ceiling Fan), access points, mechanical and electric points, Attic Knee Walls, Obtrusion’s, etc
- Adding Radiant Barriers for Existing Buildings-in a nutshell this bounces the Exterior Temperature back outside.
- Attached to the Underneath Side of Existing Rafters
- Option 1:Double Reflective R-Values range from R-3.7 to R-17
- Attic Add Insulation to meet Suggested Guidelines
- When used in conjunction with a Radiant Barrier-Cost of Insulation is reduced and thickness / weight of insulation is reduced. This will help reduce stress by the weight directly over the ceiling material, generally sheet rock.
- Radiant Barriers also act as Vapor Barrier
When we come over to perform an estimate. We will inspect for the above mentioned problem areas. Discuss the various solutions. Next, I’ll determine the Materials and Labor Needed to Complete and Fix the Areas Quoted in the Project. I’ll then submit a Project Proposal that will discuss project in detail.
Looking forward to meeting you and discussing the ways I can help with Lowering your Energy Bill- “Afford-ably”.
Build Green, Scotty
Attic Insulation -Energy Star Government Suggestion for St Louis Regional Area
-w/ no insulation Add Insulation to achieve=R38 to R60
-If existing 3-4 inches Add Insulation to achieve=R38
-Suggested needed Rvalue of Insulation on Attic Floor=R25 to R30