Tips For Installing Attic Insulation

Attic insulation, while potentially messy to install in a home attic space, can have a dramatic effect on reducing the home’s heating bills and improving the comfort of the  home, especially during the extreme heat of summer and bitter cold of winter. This insulation will even help with the controlling ice from forming on your roof. The insulation allows the rooms beneath the attic to be protected from the elements of the outdoor weather, whether the outdoor temperature is hot or cold; the insulation helps in both extremes.

Here are some tips on how to install attic insulation in various situations:

• Attic insulation is made to either be installed as roll insulation or to be mechanically blown into the attic space. The roll insulation often presents less of a mess to the installer, as it is literally available as rolled up strips of insulation which can then be laid in the space requiring coverage.

• Determine the correct type of insulation for your project. Insulation is typically designated for its effectiveness by an r-value, indicating its potential efficacy to work adequately in certain conditions.

• If you are planning to install insulation under an attic floor, blowing insulation into the open space is the appropriate method for such a space.

• When considering insulation to be placed along the attic walls, rolled insulation is an appropriate choice, as it can be measured to fit the space.

• Take appropriate protective care when dealing with fiberglass insulation. The insulation should not come into contact with skin, and should not be breathed into the lungs. Gloves and masks should always be used to keep the installer safe.