Attic Insulation Types

Attic Insulation Types

Every home has an attic.  The attic is the space above your ceiling and below the roof creating an open space barrier. This area is the biggest culprit of lost or retained heat depending on the season.  To reduce the negative effects of either situation, attic insulation should be installed, if not already, to create a barrier to hold heat in or keep it out. This is where the question arises, “What’s the best attic insulation?”  The answer depends on your definition of “best”.  Typically, the attic insulation that will perform the best is definitely not the most cost-effective. DFW Home Insulation can provide the details of each providing you with the knowledge needed to make an educated choice in the best attic insulation type for your home.  Call today for your free consultation.

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Types of Attic Insulation

As you probably know, what is good for your home and your budget is probably not the right fit for your neighbor.  Their situation is unique as yours.  A specialist from DFW Home Insulation can assist in the determination of the optimal attic insulation type for your home.  They common types of attic insulation available are spray foam, loose-fill fiberglass, cellulose, and fiberglass batts.  Each type has a corresponding R-value that is important in your decision. The higher the number, the better.  But what is an R-Value?  R-value is the material’s ability to resist the transfer of heat and is referenced per-inch.  R-values between R-30 and R-49 are recommended for Texas homes, which can range from 12 to 20 inches of padding.

  • Spray Foam – Spray foam insulation is generally used in areas where there are no wall cavities to contain other types of insulation, on concrete slabs or unfinished walls.
  • Fiberglass Bats and Blankets – Commonly made with 20-30% recycled industrial waste and similar post-consumer content. Fiberglass blankets are provided in continuous rolls while batts are precut.
  • Cellulose – Normally blown in insulation and made of recycled paper products treated with boric acid to be fire-retardant. Its R-Value is approximately 3.2 per inch.
  • Lose Fill / Blown in Insulation – Environmentally friendly, consisting of 80% recycled newspapers, and is less of a health hazard than fiberglass.
  • Radiant Barrier – Types of radiant barriers include foil or foil laminates. Foil-backed bubble packs are thin and flexible and are often used as vapor barriers for cold pipes, ducts and roof sheathing. These are used on roofs and should not be used to fill cavities.

When you decide its time to install or replace your attic insulation, it helps to know what types are available and how each type works.  Our team will inform you of your options and you will be able to make an educated confident decision. Choose the home insulation company with a reputation for providing real-world, applicable solutions at affordable prices that you can trust and depend on. When you make DFW Home Insulation your insulation service provider, you’ll not only get high-quality work but the comfort in knowing you made the right decision. Call today for your free consultation and estimate and see how we can help you!  (214)775-0905