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Save Money with Attic Insulation Installation in Austin

Having the correct amount of insulation in your attic can make your Austin home more comfortable throughout the seasons. Higher energy efficiency could also help you save money on heating and cooling costs.

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Does My Home Have Enough Attic Insulation?

You can measure existing insulation to determine if you have enough in your attic. If it’s less than 7” deep, your Austin home lacks enough insulation. Depending on where you live, between 13-14″ of insulation to as much as as 16-18″ of insulation will be what’s recommended. In addition, if your home is older than 10 years, you’ll most likely need more attic insulation in your Austin home.

Building up your insulation levels could positively change your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can provide a vapor barrier against humidity, minimize air leaks, and may limit wear and tear on your HVAC system.

**Savings may vary.

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Types of Attic Insulation

There are three kinds of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.

Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation mixes liquids that expand into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.

Closed-cell foam provides the most insulation. It also creates a broad barrier against air, vapor and water.

Open-cell foam expands when applied, filling cracks and other spaces that are hard to get to. It’s best for blocking air but isn’t fully waterproof.

Both types of spray foam insulation may even help dampen noise.

Loose Fill and Batt Insulation for Attics

Loose fill insulation is installed using specialized machinery, while batt insulation is rolls that can be cut to fit. Insulating material can include fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.

Insulation is rated for its resistance to heat flow. This is also called the R-value. Different levels are ideal based on where you live.

Strand Brothers Service Experts can help you determine what type of attic insulation is best for the climate in Austin and your home’s needs. Our attic insulation installers provide a full range of quality insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.

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