We Can Improve Your Wisconsin Home’s Efficiency and Comfort
Wisconsin winters can be brutal. The last thing you want to worry about during the winter season is keeping your house warm. Attic insulation is critical to your home’s ability to retain heat on a cold night. Rockweiler Insulation serves homes in Madison, Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas, helping to ensure your home is ready to handle the elements by sealing attic air leaks and installing proper insulation to replace old attic insulation. We have been a trusted staple in Wisconsin for nearly 40 years, and our team is ready to serve you. Contact us today to learn more.
Benefits of Attic Insulation
Properly installed attic insulation has many benefits, including:
- Lower energy bills
- Improved interior comfort
- Enhanced indoor air quality
- Less strain on your HVAC system
- Helps to prevent ice dams
Three Steps to Make Your Attic Energy Efficient
Attic insulation and air sealing play critical roles in saving money and increasing energy efficiency in your home. Your home loses 70% of its energy through a poorly insulated attic and roof — far more than is lost through windows or doors. There are three important steps to making your attic energy efficient:
1. Air Seal
Attic air sealing prevents airflow between a home’s living space and the attic, which helps keep heated and cooled air inside the home. Some leaks can be easily spotted. Other leaks are smaller and are often found around light boxes, plumbing stacks, soffit drops, and more. During construction or remodeling, you may also consider air sealing top plates to reduce air transfer from conditioned living space to unconditioned attic space.
Proper ventilation allows the entire attic system to work properly, preventing moisture build-up and allowing insulation to work effectively. Planned ventilation is the key to an energy-efficient home. Attic ventilation helps air move through the attic to make your attic as efficient as possible.
Insulating is the final step to an energy-efficient attic. When adding insulation to the attic of an existing home, blown-in fiberglass insulation is added over the top of existing insulation. This adds attic insulation R-value to your home. R-value, or thermal resistance value, is how an insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness.
Even if your home is newer, it could benefit from upgraded insulation. As building codes become stricter, nearly all homes need more insulation to ensure they are meeting current standards.
Different Types of Insulation
Rockweiler Insulation works with various types of insulation. We will explain their differences to you and advise which insulation is the best fit for your home. The different types of insulation are:
- Blown-in Fiberglass Insulation – This loose-fill insulation is also made from fiberglass. It is a versatile product and can be used in open attics and for filling tight spaces.
- Spray Foam – Spray foam insulation is available in both open cell and closed cell. Spray foam insulation adds R-value and seals air leaks in one step.
Contact Rockweiler Insulation Today
Contact us today to discuss all of your questions. Our expert team is ready and waiting to explain our attic insulation and air sealing services to you. Homeowners and builders throughout Wisconsin rely on Rockweiler Insulation for quality, dependable attic insulation service to improve their homes.