A fully insulated attic can make your home much more comfortable, valuable and energy-efficient. Attic spaces that lack insulation can become water damaged, cold, and moldy and can account for over 20% of a home’s unwanted air loss. Making sure your attic is properly insulated is key to getting the most from your attic space and your home. But what happens when your existing attic insulation begins to falter? Have the insulation removed and replaced with new attic insulation. For new build homes, ensure that your new attic space is fully insulated to an R-value of R-40 or higher to combat the cold Alberta winters.

New Attic Insulation

At 4 Weather Insulation & Roofing, we can help with all your new attic insulation needs, including attic inspection, old insulation removal, and new insulation installations. Our team is registered with Energy Efficiency Alberta to help you receive rebates on your attic insulation projects. For more information, feel free to call or email 4 Weather Insulation & Roofing anytime!


When You Need New Attic Insulation

New attic insulation can be used in two key situations; when you are building a new home or your current attic insulation is in some way obsolete. If you are noticing rising energy bills this could be a sign of damaged attic insulation. If your attic space has recently faced a flood, animal infestation, fire or mold growth, chances are new insulation will be required. Old insulation can also contain harmful asbestos or vermiculite. If your home has faced property damage, your insulation was installed prior to 1990 or you are building a new house, make sure you do not overlook the benefits of new attic insulation.


Benefits Of New Attic Insulation

Installing new Attic Insulation can provide several key benefits to your attic space. From financial savings to increased air temperature consistency and quality, new attic insulation can drastically improve your home.

  • Air Temperature Consistency – Having excess air leakage in a home can result in fluctuating air temperatures. This forces your home to become less comfortable. An insulated attic can seal air leaks and provide adequate R-value to help your property remain at desirable and consistent temperatures.
  • Greener Home – Increased air temperature consistency allows your home to remain heated with lessened energy requirements. This makes your home better for the environment.
  • Rebates & Energy Savings – Greener homes are less costly to cool and heat in the respective seasons. Also, Alberta Energy Efficiency has started a program to offer large project rebates for using energy efficient insulation materials.
  • Higher Resale Value – An insulated property is more functional and secure. This makes the property more valuable in local real estate markets.
  • Prevent Moisture Damage – Uninsulated attics have no barrier between outside moisture and the interior of the attic. If a small cracks, crevasses or leaks develop in the attic moisture can quickly enter the space. This moisture can cause water damage in your attic and ceiling as well as contribute to mold growth. Keeping an attic insulated and sealed help prevent moisture entry and respective damages.
  • Old Insulation Removal – Old attic insulation can be moldy, dusty, or can even contain asbestos. Having these materials safely removed can improve the relative air quality in your home.

The financial savings provided by new insulation projects allows these projects to pay for themselves in roughly 5 to 6 years.


Attic Insulation Energy Savings

One of the largest advantages to implementing new attic insulation is the range of energy savings that the insulation can bring. An uninsulated attic can account for roughly one-quarter of your home’s heat loss. Attic insulation can actually lower your average heating bills by roughly 20%. Also, in April 2017, the Alberta Government has launched a system to provide financial rebates to those who work with register contractors to implement designated energy efficient attic insulation materials. If you have any questions about how to obtain your attic insulation rebate, contact 4 Weather Insulation & Roofing today.


New Blown-In Attic Insulation

Blown in attic insulation is made of cellulose, recycled paper, and fiberglass materials. The materials are manufactured in large pads that are then fed into a specialized insulation machine, where it is broken into small pieces. The machine then pumps the insulation through a large hose into the attic space. Cellulose insulation can be damaged by a variety of property contaminants, which can lead to the insulation becoming less than ideal. Though one advantage of blown-in insulating is the efficient product removal and installation. With the large removal hose old attic insulation can be taken away and new blown-in insulation can be efficiently installed to designated R-value depths.


New Spray Foam Attic Insulation

Spray foam insulation is a powerful and efficient option in regards to meeting your attic insulation needs. Spray foam insulation can effectively seal air leaks so that another form of insulation can be more effective or spray foam can act as your sole attic insulation system. Closed cell spray foam can offer and industry leading R-value of 6.7 per inch of thickness. When considering what new kinds of attic insulation will meet your needs, you can feel source that spray foam insulation will offer the best protection and seals possible.

Contact 4Weather

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