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Saving Energy With Attic Insulation

Posted February 18, 2016
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Having attic insulation is key if you’re trying to increase the overall energy efficiency of your home. Not only can attic insulation save you money on your monthly energy bills, it can also help to extend the life of your roof. If you have an attic space that needs to be insulated, hire a contractor who specializes in home insulation installation, such as blow in insulation in Seattle and Tacoma, WA.There are many types of insulation on the market today that can be used in your attic. Blow in insulation, a loose insulation that looks like fluffy cotton balls and is blown in to an area using a special hose, is popular for smaller attic spaces that are not going to be turned into living spaces. Batting and rolls are blanket-like insulation that can be very effective behind drywall. Spray foam insulation is applied using a spray nozzle—the foam expands to cover even the smallest spaces before it hardens, creating a rather effective seal. This type of insulation is ideal to use in overly drafty attics that experience wild temperature fluctuations throughout the year.