Blown attic insulation comes in cellulose or fiberglass. Both materials have comparable R-values. The blown material provides a protective thermal blanket for your Northern Colorado home. Here are some of the benefits of blown attic insulation:
The blown-in material locks in cooler indoor attic temperatures in summer and prevents heated and cooled air from leaking out. By effectively sealing even tiny cracks and crevices, the material enhances HVAC performance, increases indoor comfort and saves energy. Some homeowners report saving up to 50 percent on energy costs, and the installation usually pays for itself in two to four years.
Cellulose and fiberglass reduce the risk of fire by creating an airtight seal. That seal keeps air from flowing through small spaces into a fire and stoking the flames.
Two professionals can complete an installation within a few hours. The material is delivered through a hose directly into the spaces to be covered. When installed by qualified professionals, the material seals wooden crossbeams, electrical wiring, and plumbing pipes to create a seamless protective covering.
The blown material creates a tight seal in your attic that mutes indoor noise from one room to another. The sound buffer also reduces outdoor noise. The overall noise reduction can make your home feel more peaceful, comforting and safe.
An airtight seal of blown material can keep condensation and moisture out of your attic. That makes it more difficult for mold, mildew and bacteria to grow. It can prevent rot and odors and keep condensation and moisture from damaging your roof.
More Efficient then Fiberglass batting
Studies show that blown loose fill materials are up to 22 percent more efficient than fiberglass batting with the same R-value. The blown material is flexible, so it can seal all those hard-to-reach places and tight crevices that batting cannot.
Adding loose-fill insulation to your attic is one of the fastest paybacks of any home improvement project. The amount of money you save on energy costs will add up quickly over the next couple of years, more than paying for itself, and even bringing a return on your investment.