With the local codes continuously upgrading for the insulation values within your home, we want to make sure you are getting the work completed correctly and at the right price. When upgrading the insulation within your attic, you must plan for proper ventilation, sealing of attic floor penetrations, and the correct installation of the vapor barrier. When completing the insulation upgrades, we contact the local building officials to ensure that the upgrades will meet the adopted building codes.
Proper Attic Ventilation
Every attic area should be equipped with the proper intake and exhaust ventilation. The intake and exhaust ventilation should both account for 50% of the total required ventilation by the adopted building codes. The total amount of ventilation is determined from the total attic floor area and the existing installed batt insulation. If you are unsure that you meet or require ventilation upgrades, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to provide you with a free estimate!
Floor Penetration Sealing
Prior to upgrading any attic insulation, we want to ensure that all of your attic floor penetrations are sealed. We do this to minimize the amount of heat loss from the living space into attic area. This will also help to decrease your energy bills as well. Even if you do not decide to upgrade your insulation, we highly recommend that you complete this step to minimize the heat loss. This is a small step that is a great way to help with heat loss. If you would like us to provide you with a free estimate, please do not hesitate to give us a call!