Insulation will keep the desired
temperature in a house year round. It also acts as a noise reduction barrier. A house that is well-insulated will be very efficient and will require less heating and cooling during the seasonal changes.
There are several types of insulation that can be installed in an attic. At Mitchell Solar Solutions, LLC., we will conduct an energy audit and provide the best possible option for you and your home.
Blown-in Cellulose Insulation:
Blown-in cellulose is a paper-based or wood type product. Using a machine, it is blown into open spaces in the attic. It has been known to protect a home in a fire. Cellulose typically has a lifespan of 20 -30 years with degradation starting as early as 15 years post installation.
Batten or (batt) insulation is a fiberglass or mineral wool. Traditionally it is manufactured into rolls with a paper backing. This material can last from 80-100 years but fiberglass can start falling around 15-20 years.
Closed Cell Foam Insulation:
Closed Cell spray foam insulation is one of the most effective materials available commercially. Closed cell provides an essential air barrier with low moisture penetrability, and a great resistance to water. Also has the highest R-value of any insulation while taking up less space.
Open Cell Foam Insulation:
Open cell foam insulation is less ridged than closed cell foam, making it lightweight, pliable and easy to work with. With its advantages it does hold a lower R-value per inch than closed cell.
Radiant Heat Barriers:
Generally installed in attics, a radiant heat barrier’s primary function is to reduce the costs to cool your home by reducing summer heat gain. The heat barriers are made of a highly reflective material that reflects radiant heat instead of absorbing it.
Radiant Heat Barrier
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