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What’s the Best Kind of Insulation for My Attic? 

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Attic insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways you can improve your home’s energy efficiency and get year round comfort—but with so many types of insulation out there, how do you know what to choose? 

With over 30 years of experience in efficiency and home performance, we can say that the cost of attic insulation is 100% worth it for any home. At The Fifth Fuel, we use two different types of insulation for attics, cellulose and spray foam:

Cellulose or Fiberglass 

  • Class 1 non-combustible building material
  • Treated with flame retardant
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Blown-in application

Spray Foam

  • Added moisture barrier
  • Air seals & insulates
  • Higher R-value
  • Higher price point

Benefits of Attic Insulation

Both cellulose and spray foam insulation can provide many benefits, including:

Lower Energy Bills

Since insulation acts as a barrier between your living spaces and the outdoors, you’ll see year-round savings on your energy costs and less wear and tear on your HVAC system. 

More Home Comfort

Insulation helps keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter by regulating the temperatures in your home—leading to less drafty or stuffy rooms. 

No More Ice Dams!

Insulation helps to prevent ice dams from forming because it stops heat from rising in your attic in the first place.

Noise Reduction 

By adding an additional layer within your attic, insulation can dampen unwanted sounds on top of stopping unwanted heat transfer.

Pest Control

Cellulose and spray foam insulation prevent pests by sealing their entry points to keep them out of your home.

Start With An Energy Assessment

In order to decide if cellulose or spray foam insulation will be better for your home, The Fifth Fuel recommends starting the process with a home energy assessment. Someone from our team of experts will perform a thorough analysis of your attic and entire home in order to determine how well it’s insulated and pinpoint areas in need of improvement.

From there, we can recommend services like insulation removal and the best attic insulation services that meet your home’s needs and your budget. Are you ready for a more comfortable and energy efficient home?

Schedule your home energy  assessment with The Fifth Fuel today! Call 703-368-1479 or contact us online.

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