Attic Insulation Richmond
Here in Richmond we have to worry about keeping our homes cool and comfortable when it’s hot outside especially during the intense Texas summers. According to the Berkeley National Laboratory 85% of a house’s heating or cooling is lost through the attic, and over 90% of homes are under insulated. This tells us that the most important place to insulate and make sure your insulation is in it’s best shape is your attic. Insulation is rated in R-values, these ratings are assigned based on an insulation product’s restrictive heat flow, ideal R-values are larger. For example, older homes typically have an R-value around 11, whereas newer homes have an R-value of 38 or higher. Having the kind and amount of insulation that is the most efficient for your home is the best way to ensure your home is able to maintain a comfortable temperature. Due to the advancement in insulation products and installation procedures, doing your own attic insulation can be tempting, but it takes very little for an incorrectly installed insulation to cause poor air flow ultimately trapping the hot air in your home. For the best attic insulation Richmond has to offer, call Aura today for a free estimate.
Spray In or Batting
Aura’s attic insulation Richmond 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 consists of loose fill fibers that are sprayed into the attic at a depth 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 the insulation.
Insulation Removal and Replacement
When we have a consultation appointment for free estimates, we commonly get asked “when do most people replace or add attic insulation?” Most insulation products degrade after about 15 years. If you are noticing issues with your heating or cooling system, have drafts, or see moldy or wet insulation, it may be time to add or replace your insulation.
If you aren’t happy with your AC’s capabilities, and have had it AC 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 see more on our Air Conditioning page. If you’ve noticed any wet spots or mildew smells in your attic while you were tackling some 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 water prevented. If you do have mold, check out our mold remediation services. Aura attic insulation Richmond can handle all of your insulation needs, call Aura today for your free estimate.