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As a huge source of energy loss in your home, the attic is one of the best places to insulate, hands down. It can save you hundreds of dollars annually and keep your home more comfortable year round. If you need attic insulation contractors in central Indiana, Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie can help.
Many types of insulation can be installed in the attic, including:
In most cases, more than one type needs to be installed.
The attic typically needs both radiant barrier and blown-in insulation (either loose-fill cellulose or a fiberglass blanket system). A type of foil insulation, a radiant barrier is installed up on the underside of your attic. It keeps your home more energy-efficient—and comfortable—by helping your roof reflect, rather than absorb, heat from the sun. Radiant barrier insulation is particularly useful for homes with asphalt roofing, air ducts in the attic, or little to no shading from trees.
Radiant barrier, however, isn’t the only type of insulation that should be installed in attics. Installing cellulose and/or fiberglass insulation along with a radiant barrier is the most cost-effective attic insulation plan. Generally, the attic flooring, knee walls, etc. need to be insulated, but talk to insulation professionals about your specific situation.
Attic insulation does more than just lower your energy bills. The right amount of radiant barrier and blown-in (fiberglass, cellulose, or both) installed in your attic can:
The average homeowner knows next to nothing about insulation—many homeowners don’t even know they need more insulation! Fortunately, there are some signs that indicate you may need more attic insulation:
A quick trick: Not sure if you need more attic insulation? Take a peek up into your attic. If the insulation is below or level with the floor joists (the wooden beams you see running across the floor), you probably need to add more insulation.
If you need attic insulation contractors in central Indiana, look no further. The experts at Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie can help. For nearly 90 years, we’ve been providing insulation services and can help you in your energy efficiency efforts!
Contact us today to learn more about attic insulation.
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