Attic Insulation Services in Westbrook, Maine
Is your attic insulation up to the task, or is your winter coat a permanent indoor accessory during the cold months? Ineffective or inadequate attic insulation could be costing you immensely in comfort, energy expenses and air quality — and many homeowners never realize the source of their woes. And even if you pay for insulation, if it’s done haphazardly you won’t see the full benefits of your investment.
If you need attic insulation services in southern Maine, don’t hesitate. Reach out to the expert team at NorthEast Spray Insulation today, and start the process of getting your home sealed properly against the elements. Reach us by dropping us a message on our contact page.
Signs You Need More Attic Insulation
If you’re not sure your attic is the problem, you’ll want to look for the signs and symptoms of air leakage between your attic and the rest of your home (or, for attics that are insulated to be occupied, between your attic and the outdoors).
- Snow melts faster on your roof than on your neighbors’
- Ice dams form hanging off your roof
- Draftiness and temperature fluctuation in rooms beneath the attic
- Unusually energy expenditure despite efficient HVAC systems
These are tell-tale signs that you have a problem with your attic leaking heat in or out, especially if more than one of these is true. While this could track to a different culprit, such as a poorly constructed or sealed window, insulation is the likeliest source of your problem.
To have the team at NorthEast Spray Insulation assess your insulation needs, reach out to us online.
Types of Insulation
If you commit to new attic insulation, you’ll need to consider what type of insulation you want. There are a few common options for attics:
- Spray foam insulation. Insulation that’s sprayed wet onto the surfaces of your attic, where it then dries and expands into a thick layer of foam insulation. Excellent for working around awkward nooks and crannies, it can be applied to the ceiling and walls instead of the floor to insulate the attic as well.
- Batts. Your traditional fiberglass wool panels or advanced mineral wool panels, layered as thick as you need them to be to reach your target R-value. These are easy to install and work well to layer with other insulation or in preparation for finishing your attic.
- Blown-in loose-fill. Perhaps the most common form of insulation in older homes, loose-fill cellulose blown into floor cavities is a common sight for anyone who has spent any time in an unfinished attic. Inexpensive and easy to add atop existing insulation, but with relatively low efficacy and limited applications.
You’ll need to think about R-values (or let our team think about it) when it’s time to install attic insulation. R-value describes the resistance of a material to heat passing through it. For an attic, the EPA and other agencies recommend R-values based on which climate zone you’re living in; in southern Maine, that’s climate zone 6, meaning you should aim for R-49 or more total R-value for your attic.
Reap the Full Benefits of Insulation
Insulation done right is going to cut your costs, improve your comfort, and bring up the value of your home. Hire our expert team to allow you to rest assured that you’re getting the absolute best value for your investment, with the right choice of product and efficient, professional application.
To learn more, contact us today by reaching out to us online.