It can get cold here and often people have areas of their home that have not been adequately insulated to deal with the temperatures outside. One such area is your attic. As you may know, heat rises, and that heat can be disappearing through your roof, causing your heating bills to go through the roof. With prices for natural gas and heating oil always on the rise, the best way to combat these wallet hurting bills is by having your home the most energy efficient it can be. Also, one way to ensure this is when you get attic insulation done for your home here in OKC. If your house has an attic, make sure to give us a call to get the very best in insulation and start saving on energy bills this winter.
Get Rid Of That Old Inefficient Insulation
Loose-fill and batts may have been great at some point, but insulation has come a long way. The R-values of these types of insulation rely on a thick layer, and you have to pull up the floors of your attic space to make sure that your area is fully insulated to be the most efficient. This issue can be annoying for many people as their attic is a stowaway area for off-season items. If you could no longer use that space now where are you going to put them? Also, they may not be able to get into every nook and cranny of your attic and still leave hotspots to leak precious heat. By going with spray foam, you are getting a perfect seal throughout your attic space.
Getting The Most Out Of Your Needed R-Value
Here in Oklahoma City, we are what you would consider a zone three climate according to the EPA. That means the recommended insulation values for insulation should be at around R30 to R49. This value is not super high, but it is definitely on the upper side of things. Having thick layers of insulation can help gain this, but another and more effective use of your space is having a perfect seal of your insulation. Loose-fill and batts cannot give you think being of a solid material. With spray foam, however, you can achieve a flawless seal as the viscous material will cover every inch of your space and expand to fill in the areas of your attic space. To get the best value for your insulation, spray foam is the way to go.
There is usually a lot going on in your attic when it comes to utilities. Your attic is often where pipes, wires, exhaust fans and ducts are placed, so they are out of the way in your living space. You may even have a window or two up there to let in natural lighting. These can create, however, air leak holes in your insulation. Again, this is where spray foam insulation outshines the rest since we can spray around these areas and the expanding foam will squeeze into every possible crevice.
When you have an attic, then you need to make sure that it has been appropriately insulated when winter comes. When you want exactly that, please give us a call OKC Spray Foam Pros.