With insufficient attic insulation, Michigan homeowners could be experiencing several problems with the comfort of their home, along with higher than average energy bills.
Signs and Symptoms Your Attic Insulation May Need Updating
Here are a few signs that it may be time to update your attic insulation:
- The current insulation is old with very thin levels of cellulose or fiberglass.
- Fiberglass or cellulose has compressed, or blown-in insulation has drifted to the side of the attic.
- Pests have invaded your attic and have nested or ruined existing insulation.
- Ice dams are common in the winter.
- High energy bills.
- Occupants in the house have severe allergies.
- Condensation or mold is a problem in the attic.
If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms it may be time to update your attic insulation, and you should continue your attic insulation research.
The Best Attic Insulation
There are several options for insulating an attic, each with their own set of pros and cons. Some of the most popular forms of attic insulation include cellulose, fiberglass, and spray foam.
Some contractors may offer multiple types of insulation to offer a variety of insulation options, while others may specialize in one specific type. After insulating homes across Michigan for more than 15 years, we have realized that to fully solve the problems of comfort and energy efficiency only the best attic insulation will do – spray foam insulation. That is why we are a specialized foam insulation contractor.
Spray foam insulation is not only a great insulator as it expands to fill all the nooks and crannies in the attic, but it also provides the critical air seal that keeps the cold air in your house in the summer and the warm air in your house in the winter – providing a more comfortable and energy efficient home.
Attic Insulation Installation
If you decide that spray foam insulation is the best solution for your attic insulation, the install process is quick and painless.
For the spray foam to work properly, your old fiberglass or cellulose attic insulation will need to be removed. Our removal crew will roll up old fiberglass insulation and place in large garbage bags, or vacuum out cellulose with industrial size vacuums to ensure the area is all cleaned out and ready for spray foam. This is a dirty and challenging job and our specialized removal crew makes this process easy and simple by removing and disposing your old insulation.
When insulating an attic with spray foam the roof deck or the flat (floor) can be insulated. When the roof deck is insulated the attic becomes a semi-conditioned space, no longer has extreme temperatures throughout the year, and is great for storage. If there are high peaks or a connected garage that shares the attic, it may be best to insulate the attic flat. During your estimate, your estimator will explore these options with you and recommend the best solution for your home.
Spray Foam Attic Insulation Cost
The size of the area to be insulated is by far the biggest factor in determining the spray foam attic insulation cost, yet there are multiple variables that determine pricing. Most of the attics we see range anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 to insulate with spray foam, before any applicable discounts and rebates from participating utility companies.
Additional Attic Insulation Resources
- How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost in the Attic of an Existing Home?
- What is the Best Attic Insulation? (Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass vs. Cellulose)
- Why Does Old Insulation Need to be Removed from an Attic Before Installing Spray Foam?
- Vented vs. Unvented Attic: Which is Better?
- Attic Insulation Problems: Top 5 Things to Watch Out For
- How to Prevent Ice Dams
Learn More or Request Your Free Estimate
Updating your attic insulation is a big decision. That is why we’ve built out a comprehensive learning center to help homeowners learn more about foam insulation in order to make the best decision for their home.
If you are at the point in your research that you would like to schedule a free in-home estimate, please fill out the form on this page or call our office at 866-900-3626.