Frequently Asked Attic Insulation Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions plus answers about our attic insulation services. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please call us at 877-926-9966 and we’d be happy to help answer any additional questions.

Boric acid is added to cellulose insulation as a fire retardant and insect repellent. It enhances the safety and durability of cellulose insulation.

Signs of poor attic insulation include uneven temperatures in your home, high energy bills, ice dams in winter, drafts, and visible moisture or mold in the attic. These issues may indicate inadequate insulation.

Removing old attic insulation can improve air quality, eliminate moisture and mold issues, and create a clean slate for new, more effective insulation. It can enhance energy efficiency and comfort in your home.

Blown attic insulation provides even coverage and can reach difficult-to-access areas. It minimizes air gaps, reduces energy loss, and improves energy efficiency. It’s also cost-effective and eco-friendly.

In some cases, it’s advisable to remove old attic insulation before adding new insulation to ensure proper installation and insulation performance. However, it depends on the condition of the existing insulation and the type you plan to add.

Attic insulation typically lasts for several decades, but it may need replacement if it becomes damaged or loses its effectiveness due to settling or moisture. A professional assessment can determine when replacement is necessary.

The recommended amount of attic insulation varies by region and climate. In most areas of the United States, an R-value of R-38 to R-60 is recommended for attic insulation. Consult local building codes or an insulation professional for precise recommendations.

Blown-in insulation is installed using a machine that blows loose insulation material into the attic space.

To reduce a roof’s temperature, you can consider cool roofing materials, proper insulation, and ventilation. Cool roofing materials reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat. Adequate insulation and ventilation can help regulate the temperature inside your home, reducing the heat transfer from the roof.

Inspect the fiberglass batt insulation for signs of damage, compression, or moisture. If it appears saggy, compressed, or wet, it may need replacement. It should be fluffy and evenly distributed to be effective.

Yes, it is possible to over-insulate an attic. Excessive insulation can cause moisture issues and may not provide additional benefits. Follow recommended R-values for your area to avoid over-insulation.