Properly insulating your attic is critical for keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It's important for a number of reasons, including:
- Energy savings
- More comfortable living
- Keep your heating/cooling systems from working overtime
- Reduce your carbon footprint by being more eco-friendly
- Be current with new building regulations and add value to your home
You might be wondering why a wildlife business even offers insulation. Well, we have found that our clients generally would like to have their attic back to par after the damage they have done. Rodents are not potty trained, so they leave their urine and feces all over the attic insulation. To top it off, they also run and burrow in the insulation, making it flattened, holey and inefficient.
Depending on the level of critter infestation in the attic, we can usually remove the droppings, disinfect, then add new insulation on top of the existing. However, if the insulation is beyond repair, we would need to remove it all, disinfect, and replace with new insulation.
The reduction in energy costs usually pays for the insulation in three to five years.
- Much higher R-Value than batt or roll insulation.
- Doesn't leave coverage gaps.
- Blow-in insulation will benefit future inspections as rodent trails can be identified clearly on the surface.
- Both cellulose and fiberglass types are highly effective and will save you money in energy bills.
- Tax Credit for using an Energy Star Certified product.
- The reduction in energy costs usually pays for the insulation in three to five years.
- We use Flir infrared technology to find and seal air leaks.
- We don't leave a mess behind.
- We thoroughly inspect for and remove existing wildlife
- Five-Time Angie's List Super Service Award Winner
- A-Rated on Angie's List, 5-Star Rated on Yelp
- We treat your home like we would our own.
Radiant barriers are a type of thermal insulation that prevents the transfer of heat due to radiation. Practically speaking, the radiant heat from the sun will reflect off the radiant barrier and will act as a sort of umbrella over your house.
Radiant barriers are constructed with a highly reflective, durable material. It's similar to aluminum foil, only much thicker. Many so-called professionals lay the radiant barrier on the floor of the attic, take your money and call it a day. It then becomes ineffective after a little dust accumulates on the surface. We at A&A install radiant barrier properly by stapling it to the underside of the roof trusses. It definitely takes a lot more labor time to do the job correctly, but it will remain effective for the life of your home.
It's no surprise that attic insulation and radiant barriers will save you big money on utility costs by keeping cold air inside during the summer and warm air inside during the winter.
Conserves Heating/Cooling Unit
Properly insulating your home will extend the life of your heating and cooling units, as they do not have to work as hard to keep your home at a desirable temperature. Since these units tend to cost into the thousands, this is a great benefit for homeowners.
There are several power saving strategies you can put into place around your home to enjoy tax credits, giving you even more opportunity to save money while preserving natural resources.
While you may be paying for your new attic insulation or radiant barriers out of pocket, the good news is that many states offer deductions for this type of home installation and repair.
When you have proper insulation, you are better able to control your home's temperature. This allows you to remain more comfortable and worry less about the temperature outside.
Would you like to know more about attic insulation and radiant barriers? Make the Change! Save money and resources by calling today!