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We worry about keeping our home a comfortable temperature, not only when it’s warm outside, but when it’s cool outside as well. According to the Berkeley National Laboratory 85% of a home’s heating or cooling is lost through the attic, and over 90% of homes are under insulated. That means that the most important place in your home to insulate or keep insulated properly is your attic.
Insulation products are assigned R-values, these ratings designate the restrictive heat flow of a specific insulation material. Ideal ratings are higher, rather than lower. For example in older homes that have not had their insulation replaced we typically see an R-value of about 11, compared to newer homes that usually have an R-value of 38 or higher. Having the proper kind and right amount of insulation is the best way to ensure your home’s heating and cooling system is able to maintain the desired comfortable temperature in your home.
Due to the advancement in insulation products and installation procedures, it may be tempting to try doing your own attic insulation, but it takes very little for incorrectly installed insulation to cause poor air flow that ultimately traps the hot air in your home. For the best and most reliable attic insulation Denver has to offer, call Aura today for a free consultation and estimate.
Aura’s attic insulation Denver technicians are experienced with different insulation types and installation practices. We use two main types of insulations, spray in insulation and batting insulation.
Spray In Insulation
Spray in insulation consists of loose fill fibers that are sprayed into the attic at the proper depth to attain the best R-value. Spray in insulation is typically used for attics with irregular joist spacing, or obstructions making navigating the space difficult.
Batting insulation is flexible material packaged in rolls and cut to fit between the joists in attics and can be stacked to reach the desired R-value. Batting insulation is typically used in attics that have standard joist spacing, or to completely replace insulation.
The most frequent question we get asked is “when should I replace or add attic insulation?” Most insulation products degrade after only 15 years. However, if you’ve noticed issues with your heating or cooling system, have drafts, or see moldy or wet insulation, attic insulation may need to be replaced sooner. If you aren’t happy with your AC’s capabilities, and have had your system checked out but are still not satisfied, it may be time to consider some new insulation. If you haven’t had your AC checked yet, you can find more information on our Aura AC services by visiting our Air Conditioning page. If you’ve noticed any wet spots or mildew smells in your attic while you were putting up Christmas decorations or attempting spring cleaning, you need to have this taken care of as soon as possible. If you can’t already see mold growing, you need to have the wet insulation replaced and the source of the water and future issues prevented. If you do have mold, you can find more information on our mold remediation services page.
Aura attic insulation Denver can handle all of your insulation needs, call Aura today for your free estimate.