There are several types of effective attic insulation’s, in a wide range of pricing, lifespan, density, airflow reduction ratings, and more. The most cost effective method is fiberglass insulation, or the pink rolls that most are familiar with. In Texas, though, fiberglass insulation can be limited in how much heat and cold it traps, and needs to be replaced more often.
The most effective and long-lasting insulation method is radiant barrier, or sprayed foam. While it does cost slightly more, the heat & cold inhibition it offers is unmatched. Additionally, radiant barrier insulation tends to show longer life, consistent protection, and can be easily installed or removed.
Radiant barrier, or foam spray insulation, is generally regarded as being the most effective way to help keep your home properly-insulated. This advanced and highly-effective process has been shown to help reduce home cooling and heating expenses, by as much as 50%. By reducing how hard your air conditioner and furnace need to work, respectively, proper attic insulation can help extend the life of your heating and cooling systems.
Before you get too ahead of yourself, it’s important to ask this very key question. To do so properly, you’ll need to think back a bit… when was the last time you had your attic insulated? When was the last time you even thought about it? If you can’t remember, or if has been several years and many seasons, then you need to give the matter your immediate attention. Each day you wait, means more wasted heating or cooling dollars.
If we gave you the statistics on how much money (and natural resources) are wasted each day, as a result of poorly-insulated attics, you probably wouldn’t believe us. Still, some of the most reputable reports estimate that as many as 90% of all homes are wasting money, due to attic insulation that is old, rotted, and therefore unable to serve its true purpose; to prevent the flow of cold and warm air throughout your house.