Attic Insulation Services in Pearland, TX
In Pearland, the Texas weather can be inconsistent and we worry about how to keep our homes comfortable as it gets hot outside. 85% of a house’s temperature regulation is lost up through the attic, and over 90% of homes don’t have enough insulation. This shows us that the attic is the most important place to insulate. Insulation is rated by how well it restricts heat flow, which is called an R rating. Homes that are older and have not had the insulation added or replaced usually have an R-value of about 11 or lower. Due to the improvement of insulation practices and products, newer homes usually have an R-value of 38 or higher. Having the best kind and correct amount of insulation for your home is the best way to maintain a comfortable temperature inside while simultaneously improving the efficiency of your home. DIYing your attic insulation isn’t as convenient as it sounds and can create issues like poor air flow in the attic which is important to allow the hot air out of your home. For the best attic insulation Pearland has available, call Aura today for a free estimate.
Spray In or Batting
Our attic insulation Pearland technicians are knowledgeable and have experience with different insulation types and applications. The most common applications we utilize are Spray In Insulation and Batting Insulation. Spray In insulation is loose fill insulation fibers that are blown into the attic to the depth and density to provide the best R rating for the home. Spray In insulation is most commonly used in attics with irregular joist spacing or obstructions, and adding a top layer to previously insulated attics. Loose fill insulation can settle over time causing it to need reapplication to keep the desired insulation rating. Alternatively, batting insulation is made of flexible material that is packaged in rolls and made to be different size to fit perfectly between the joists in an attic and can be layered to get the desired R rating. Batting insulation is most commonly used in attics with standard joist spacing, or for attics that have not been insulated or have had their insulation removed. Unlike spray in insulation, batting insulation initially expands and can become slightly more effective before needing more insulation.
Insulation Removal and Replacement
The most common question we hear is how do I know when I should add more insulation, or replace my insulation? Depending on the type of insulation you have, it starts to degrade about the time it’s been there 15 years. If you’re noticing a change in your heating or cooling system, you have drafts in your home, or you see wet and moldy insulation, it’s time to add or replace your insulation even if you haven’t made it the whole 15 years. If you felt the need to get your AC checked but are still disappointed with its performance in the summer, it may be time to consider new insulation. For more information on getting your HVAC system checked you can check out our HVAC services at https://auraairductcleaning.com/air-conditioning-pearland . If you’ve seen any wet spots noticed a mildew smell in your attic when you went up to put away the christmas decorations, you’ll want to have this looked at as soon as possible. If you don’t already see mold growing, you’ll want to have the insulation replaced and the water source corrected to prevent mold growth. If you do have mold, check out our mold remediation services at https://auraairductcleaning.com/mold-remediation-pearland . Call Aura today for a free estimate for the best attic insulation Pearland has to offer.