Attic insulation is intended to make your Alabama home more comfortable while saving you money on energy costs. We say “intended” because attic insulation has three natural enemies: age, gravity, and moisture. 

Age

Old insulation in your attic may have too low an R-value, which is its ability to slow heat transfer. Old insulation cannot really do much to help you stay cool in summer, warm in winter, and totally chill when the energy bill arrives.

The federal Energy Star program recommends attics have R30 to R60 attic insulation, or an additional R25 to R38 if three to four inches of insulation is already in place. 

A lot of older Alabama homes may have no attic insulation or decayed cellulose insulation in very thin batts. 

Updating your Alabama home’s attic insulation will boost your energy savings, reduce your carbon footprint, and increase your personal comfort in your living space. Still, you face a dilemma: which insulation is best for attics?

Modern, clean Owens Corning ProCat blown-in, loosefill fiberglass insulation offers several modern benefits:

  • Its advanced formula supports a comfortable, quiet and healthy home
  • It helps create a more energy-efficient, draft-free home
  • It shows virtually no settling to ensure thermal performance
  • It comes with a limited lifetime warranty

Gravity

Attic insulation, whether rolled-out batts or blown-in fluffy clouds, is supposed to trap air. With gravity pulling unceasingly down on the insulation, those vital air pockets disappear.

Fewer air pockets means a lower R-value. This settling is slow, but it takes a toll. Your heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment has to work harder and longer. HVAC parts wear out faster, and you face more frequent repairs. Your energy bills rise.

A wise alternative to collapsing, settling insulation is Owens Corning ProCat blown-in insulation. Professionally installed by trained technicians, this amazing loosefill product will not settle, offers noise-canceling and fire-resistant properties, and can save up to 20 percent on your energy costs. 

Moisture

Wet insulation is nearly useless insulation. Those tiny air pockets that slowly collapse under gravity’s pull in regular insulation disappear entirely in the face of water. Owens Corning ProCat blown-in loosefill insulation wicks water away; it does not absorb it! 

Why settle for insulation that settles when you can insulate with the fluffiest, finest fiberglass insulation? Contact Yellowhammer Roofing today to learn more about Owens Corning ProCat blown-in insulation.  It can transform your Alabama home.