Attic Insulation | Removal & Replace
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Embrace your new Attic Insulation
Blown-in attic insulation is safe, sustainable and essential to the health of your home. Attic insulation can often be installed in just one day.
Valentine Roofing offers blown-in attic insulation to improve the overall health of any Northwest home. Insulation acts in conjunction with the home’s roof and ventilation to create a system specifically designed to protect your entire home.
Features and Benefits
As much as 98% of the moisture in your home is generated in the bathrooms and kitchens. Owens Corning Loosefill Insulation can help to alleviate all this excess humidity because it does not absorb moisture essentially allowing any moistness in the air to flow through the attic rather than building up in the insulation. Also acting as a barrier between the warmer, moist air of the home’s interior and the air in the naturally drier attic space, attic insulation will safeguard against condensation caused by temperature variations and humidity. Reduced moisture in the attic will help to prevent mold and mildew growth in the attic.
Home moisture generated by bathrooms and kitchens
Homes that are under-insulated
Most attics are under-insulated here in the Pacific Northwest. The Department of Energy (DOE) recommends an R-value between R-38 and 60 for this area meaning most homes in Puget Sound are under-insulated. It was reported by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association that only 10% of all single-family homes in the United States are properly insulated. Updating attic insulation is cost-effective and easy. It is also a great way to protect your home while meeting DOE recommendations.
Attic insulation is essential when it comes to energy efficiency. Insulation helps to maintain consistent temperatures within the home. This will keep your home more comfortable year-round regardless of the outside temperature. By increasing the efficiency of the attic and the home itself the cost of heating and cooling can be lowered by as much as 25% in some cases.
Potential energy savings from proper insulation
Attic insulation can help to protect against possible pest infestations in several ways. The insulation itself is not organic based so rodents and other animals are discouraged from using it as nesting material. Since our insulation does not absorb moisture it will never become a nutrient source for pests and insects. This will help keep pests at bay and out of your attic.
The Owens Corning ProCat ® Insulation comes with a Class A fire rating. It does not break down over time like other organic-based insulation. Also, it is free of formaldehyde and is non-corrosive. All of this has helped to earn this insulation several industry accolades including the GREENGUARD Gold certification. This attic insulation is also guaranteed to sustain its usefulness throughout the life of your home and will keep your home protected longer.
Attic Insulation Options
To meet the recommended insulation levels set by the Department of Energy, we can either remove the existing insulation or replace it with new blown-in Owens Corning insulation. If the existing insulation in your attic is in good condition Valentine Roofing can offer a top-off service. A top-off service is cost-effective as it does not require the removal of the existing insulation. Rather our insulation technician will add insulation to meet DOE recommendations for Puget Sound, ensuring your attic and your home will be as efficient as possible. However, most attics in the Northwest do need all new attic insulation because mold, moisture or pests have made an appearance. Some types of insulation can compact and even break down over time, leaving your home vulnerable. For these homes, Valentine Roofing recommends the removal of old insulation and installation of new ProCat® Owens Corning Loosefill Attic Insulation to DOE standards. Every attic insulation project l includes the installation of Raft-R-Mate Rafter Vents as needed. Made of a polystyrene compound, these air channels will not deteriorate over time ensuring they are always performing their best. Baffles act in conjunction with intake ventilation. They provide a barrier to the attic insulation to allow fresh, outside air to move freely into the attic as part of the attic’s ventilation system. This is typically a necessary and often overlooked component when installing insulation that keeps the insulation and ventilation systems working together for peak performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much attic insulation do I need?
The Department of Energy recommends attics in the Seattle area to be insulated between R-38 and R-60. For blown-in, loose-fill insulation this means your attic should have at least 13 inches of insulation and can need as much as 20 inches to meet recommendations.
Will adding attic insulation make a difference?
Considering that most single-family homes in the United States are under-insulated when compared to the Department of Energy recommendations, it is safe to assume that upgrading your attics insulation will indeed make a difference in both your home’s efficiency and performance. Putting together the right system for your home will save you money and improve the overall health of your home. Many utilities offer rebates for energy upgrades like this PSE rebate, save up to $2300 when you weatherize your home (https://www.pse.com/rebates/insulation).
Should I remove old insulation before adding new insulation?
The best practice is always to remove old insulation to make sure there are not any hidden problems below the fluff. However, if you have insulation that is in good condition and has no past or present signs of pests, mold, or moisture it might be an option to top off your insulation to the recommended level.
Which type of attic insulation is best?
An attic can be insulated with many different materials. For the best value choose insulation that will not deteriorate over time, is not made of organic material, does not absorb moisture, has a class A fire rating, is non-corrosive and free of formaldehyde. Owens Corning makes blown-in insulation that checks all these boxes. It will keep your home well insulated while reducing the likelihood of fungi and mold in the attic to keep your home protected.
How long does an insulation install take?
For most Northwest attics, installation takes about one day. This includes the removal of old insulation, installation of baffles and new blown-in attic insulation.
When should I replace attic insulation?
If you think your attic is under-insulated, your insulation becomes wet from a roof leak or other cause, you notice mold in the attic, or you have outdated insulation such as cellulose it is probably time to replace your attic insulation. Ineffective insulation will cost more money over the long run than taking the step to replace it. Checking your attic every 6 months will ensure your insulation is always in tip-top shape. If you’re unsure of what to look for call a licensed, bonded and insured insulation contractor like Valentine Roofing for an attic insulation assessment.
Attic insulation is for your home.
The right attic insulation will make your home and family more comfortable year-round. Valentine Roofing is the Puget Sound’s local attic insulation contractor that proudly installs the best choice for blown-in insulation with proven sustainability and performance. We are well versed in energy efficiency and DOE recommendations as well as our unique climate conditions that are all taken into consideration when creating the right system for your attic and your home. Trust the attic professionals at Valentine Roofing. We will provide you with a free estimate for your updated attic insulation within an hour of meeting with us. Get three bids, just make sure one of them is Valentine Roofing! ®