Commonly encountered types of attic insulation

If you’ve got so far as to find out what types of attic insulation are available I’m sure you’re already aware that attic insulation is your first line of defense when it comes to dealing with heat loss. Whether you’re interested in keeping your house warm and cozy during the harsh winter nights or keep it at a constant temperature during the hot summer days, attic insulation is the cheapest and the most effective first step towards a better house.

Currently there are only two types of attic insulation available to the public: blown-in or rolled-in insulation also called Batts or Blankets. Out of these two types of attic insulation at the time being there are only two viable and cost effective solutions and those are: fiberglass or cellulose insulation. Out of the two solutions for attic insulation only one of them is a safe bet and that one’s the cellulose insulation.

Fiberglass attic insulation

Despite the fact it’s not the best choice for attic insulation it is however very popular. Most houses are insulated with fiberglass and most of these have reported a relatively small or non-existent decrease in heating bills. This happened because fiberglass attic insulation is one of the types of attic insulation that looses it’s R-values over the winter season; so you might experience a gain from it for the first 2-3 winters but after that it’s pretty much gone.

Cellulose attic insulation

At the opposite pole we’ve got the cellulose insulation. Cellulose insulation comes in four meter blankets that are manually added on your attic’s floor as on opposite to the fiberglass insulation which is usually sprayed it.

One of the main advantages of cellulose insulation is the possibility to remove or replace it if the case requires it; besides that cellulose insulation also acts as a blanket and doesn’t loose R-value during the winter season.

I’m sure that by know you’ve figured out on your own which of the two types of attic insulation is the best and at the same time suitable for your house.

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