What Blown-In Attic Insulation Is, and Why You Should Get It

If you’ve recently had your attic inspected, you may have been informed that your insulation is inadequate. This is particularly common in older homes (10+ years), which typically have 3-6 inches of attic insulation instead of the 18 inches recommended by Muth & Company Roofing. If it’s time to get the R-value of your attic insulation up to the correct level, you have three options: roll-out batt insulation, spray foam, and blown-in insulation.

Attic Insulation

Take it from Muth & Company, the premier roofing company in the Columbus area, on why we recommend blown-in attic insulation as the best choice to all our customers.

  • Blown-in insulation is more energy-efficient. The loose structure of this type of fiberglass insulation allows it to be blown into your house via a specialized machine, so it fills up every little nook and cranny and can pretty much go anywhere needed. Not only does blown-in insulation perform up to 22% better than batts of equal R-value, it also works well for insulating older homes without causing damage.

  • Blown-in insulation is simple to install. Another positive aspect of blown-in insulation is that it’s quick and easy to install. A pair of experienced roofers could have your project knocked out within just a couple of hours, whereas rolling out batt insulation would take much longer.

  • Blown-in insulation pays for itself. For one of the fastest returns on your investment, consider adding loose-fill insulation in your attic. According to Remodeling magazine, attic insulation offers one of the highest returns among home improvement projects. The increased efficiency of your home will quickly translate into energy savings, so that the additional insulation will quickly pay for itself.

If you’re not sure whether you have enough attic insulation, your best option is to schedule an attic energy inspection with Muth & Company Roofing. Not only will we inspect your insulation and determine if more is needed, we will also do a thorough inspection and provide a detailed, printed report along with our recommendations. Give us a call at (614) 682-3060 to schedule yours today.

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