The correct amount of insulation in your attic will help reduce your energy bills. Attics are one of the easiest places in a Massachusetts house to insulate, especially if you'd like to “cap” your existing attic insulation (add insulation to what you already have).
Before insulating or deciding whether to add insulation attic insultation in your Massachusetts attic, visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s website, to see if your existing insulation measures up. Chances are it doesn’t match-up to current government recommendations on attic insultation.
Our attic insulation specialists in Massachusetts measure the existing insulation in your attic during our Animal Entry inspections and let you know if you need to add more insulation to your attic to match the U.S. Department of Energy’s guidelines. Many attic insulation materials can be difficult to work with. Let the professionals at Critter Control do your attic insulation installation. We can also remove attic insulation that has been soiled/damaged and dispose of it for you.
Warning: If you think you have vermiculite insulation in your attic, there's a chance it could contain asbestos. Don't disturb it. Only attic insulation contractors certified to handle and remove asbestos should deal with vermiculite attic insulation.
Here are some attic insulation tips to consider before installing any type of insulation in your attic:
Also, insulate and air-seal your attic access if it's located in a conditioned part of the house.
You'll want to properly insulate and air seal any knee walls—vertical walls with attic space directly behind them—in your home as well.
Finally, if you're constructing a new home or remodeling, make sure any attic decking, which provides additional storage space or a platform for an HVAC unit or hot water tank, is raised above the ceiling joists to ensure proper attic insulation depth. The decking then should be installed securely to the top of the raised lumber after the attic insulation has been installed.
Call the professionals at 1-800-CRITTER for all your Massachusetts attic insulation needs.
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