There are several reasons to insulate your attic – heat rises in your home and escapes through your attic, costing you money! And during the summer when the sun is baking your roof, your attic may heat up to more than 140 degrees! This is why it is important to have a good insulation barrier and R-value (resistance to flow of heat) between your living space and your attic.
If you have had pests or wildlife in your attic such as insects, spiders, mice, birds, squirrels, raccoons, or bats, they have likely soiled the insulation and contaminated it, leaving pathogens, bacteria, fungi, and mold. Additionally, the insulation may have been damaged by squirrels or other animals, as the animals pack it down, make nests in it, and create holes and trails in it.
You may be able to make a claim with your homeowner’s insurance for damages, and there are also tax incentives to upgrading your insulation. Choosing our blown-in cellulose insulation has added benefits of noise reduction, reduced allergens, and is very environmentally friendly.