Attic Insulation Services in Katy, TX
With Texas weather, we worry about how to keep the cool air in and the hot air out of our homes. According to statistics, 85% of a house’s temperature loss is through the attics, and 90% of homes are under-insulated. Meaning that the most important place to insulate to keep the hot air out and the cool air in is your attic. You want the best R rated, or best restrictive heat flow, of insulation in your attic. In older homes with original insulation, you are lucky to get an R-value of about 11 due to the advancement in insulation practices and products, newer homes have R-value insulation around 38 or higher. Having the correct amount and the best kind of insulation for your home’s needs is the best way to maintain a comfortable temperature while enhancing the efficiency of your home. Attempting to insulate your attic on your own can cause issues like poor air flow in the attic which helps the hot air escape and keeps the roof cool. For the best attic insulation Katy can offer, call Aura today for a free estimate.
Spray In or Batting
At Aura, our attic insulation Katy technicians are experienced and specialize in a number of insulation types and applications. The most common applications are Spray In Insulation and Batting Insulation. Spray In loose fill insulation fibers are blown into place to the desired depth and density. This works best for attics with irregular joist spacing, attics with obstructions, topping off previously insulated attics and low clearance attics. Loose fill insulation settles over time and can need reapplication to keep the desired insulation rating. Batting insulation is flexible material that is packaged in rolls and sized to fit between the joists in the attics and can be layered to get the desired thickness. This works best for attics with standard joist spacing, for completely replacing attic insulation or insulating attics that have no insulation. Batting insulation expands over time and can become more efficient in insulating before needing to be reinforced.
Insulation Removal and Replacement
Insulation starts degrading after about 15 years, but some insulation doesn’t make it that long. If you have issues with your heating or cooling system, you notice drafts, or you notice moldy or wet insulation, it may be time to add or replace your insulation even if you haven’t gone a whole 15 years. If you notice you’re having to blast the AC in the summer, but you’ve already had your HVAC system checked out, you may want to consider some new insulation. You can check out our HVAC services at https://auraairductcleaning.com/air-conditioning-katy/ . If you’ve noticed any wet spots or mildew smells in your attic, you’ll want to address this as soon as possible. If you don’t already have mold growing, you’ll want to have the insulation replaced and the water source prevented. If you have mold, check out our mold remediation services at https://auraairductcleaning.com/mold-remediation-katy . Call Aura today for a free estimate for the best attic insulation Katy has to offer.