When it comes to insulating your attic—a prime point for heated air to escape in the winter time unless the area is well-insulated—loose fill is a popular choice. But what are your options for loose fill materials, and how do you know which might be best suited for your home and needs?
Here are a few of the most common materials used in loose fill insulation, along with their characteristics. We’ve listed the R-value for each of them. Remember that the R-value describes how efficient the insulation is by assigning a value to its ability to resist heat and protect against heated air passing through its protective barrier. The higher the R-value, the better the job the insulation will do of keeping heated air from passing through.
All three of these materials can be used to effectively insulate your attic and keep your home comfortable and secure all year long. Which one is best for you will depend on what type of insulation already exists there, what condition it is in, and other factors including the type of home, temperature and weather conditions, and financial considerations.
With this information to guide your conversation, consult a trusted roofing professional today about making sure your attic’s insulation is doing the best job possible for you and your family.