Insulating your attic with spray foam insulation can help keep you cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, and prevent issues with excess moisture and pests. An improperly vented attic can get up to 130+ degrees in the summer! In winter months, Ice dams are caused when the heat that escapes from a poorly insulated attic melts snow on the roof that refreezes at the edge of the roof before it drips off. The ice accumulates, pushes under the shingles and leads to major damage when the ice melts.
When we insulate your attic with spray foam, the foam is sprayed directly to the underside of the roof between the joists, down around the rim and into the soffit areas, on the gable wall ends, and effectively sealing off and insulating the entire attic space from any air infiltration.
The benefits of insulating your attic include:
- Duct leakage and heat loss/gain from ducts is reduced significantly
- Air sealing is easier in the roof than in the ceiling
- Tests show energy costs are observably lower when the attic is sealed
- "Stack effect" from wind pressures is eliminated
- Dust and loose insulation are less likely to migrate down to the living space.
Warmer in Winter
Cooler in the Summer
Symptoms of an Attic Insulation Issue
Changing indoor temperatures
Ice Dams forming in wintertime
Inadequate Insulation Issues
Any one of these issues below can cost you thousands of dollars in energy bills or pest control. A one time cost of insulation can save you thousands overall!
If can get up to 150 degrees in your attic! This can impact your home, especially if you have upper floors.
In the winter, the cold from your attic bleeds into your ceilings through your fans and lights. Inadequate insulation can also cause ice dams, damaging your roof!
Gaps in your insulation can cause pests to move into your home such as mice, rats, birds, and all manner of insects. Humid areas are also at higher risk for mold and mildew in their homes.