Does Your Attic Need Insulation?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018 by Danielle Jauregui

The Problem

When your attic lacks the proper attic insulation and air sealing, the effects on your home's comfort and energy efficiency are significant. An attic that doesn't meet insulation standards will lead to high heating and cooling costs, uncomfortable rooms, and uneven temperatures throughout your home.

The Solution

The right type of attic insulation makes a huge difference for your home's efficiency and comfort, which is why we use blown-in cellulose insulation at Rod Martin's Complete Basement Systems. Cellulose insulation is a highly effective material that will raise your insulation R-value to the recommended levels that your attic needs.

  • Cellulose insulation offers a superior R-value compared to traditional fiberglass batts, which immediately improves your efficiency. Cellulose is also a more durable material and won't compress or be damaged by pests, ensuring that your insulation stays effective over time.
  • Cellulose is blown over the top of existing insulation, meaning there's no messy insulation removal and cleanup process. That said, in almost every case it's necessary to air seal prior to insulation installation.
  • Cellulose insulation is treated with a non-toxic borate solution that gives the material a Class-1 fire safety rating, which is the highest available. This treatment also makes cellulose insulation mold and pest resistant, further separating it from other insulation materials.
  • Cellulose is a "green" product that is primarily made from recycled newspaper. The eco-friendly nature of the material combined with energy efficiency creates makes it a great choice for homeowners who are concerned about the environment.

Before Attic Insulation

After Attic Insulation

As the local member of the national Attic Systems network, Rod Martin’s Complete Basement Systems provides high quality attic insulation and air sealing services designed to make your home more comfortable and efficient. The design specialists at Rod Martin’s CBS will inspect your attic for FREE and provide a FREE ESTIMATE for the permanent solution your home is asking for. Call 303-805-8751 today to schedule your free consultation!