You already knew blown-in insulation was better than rolled-out fiberglass batts. Good for you, and better for your budget; you have saved a lot of money over the years! But now you look at the insulation and see it has settled over time. The ready answer: your local, helpful insulation contractor ready to install fresh attic insulation. But will it settle, too?
Blown-in is Best
Of your various options for attic insulation (fiberglass batts, blown-in cellulose or fiberglass, rock wool, and so on), blown-in insulation is the only material which:
- Can reach your entire attic, including every nook and cranny
- Can be customized to provide exactly the thickness and R-value you need
- Resists the infamous southern humidity
Blown-in insulation is ideal for most Alabama and Tennessee homes because it prevents airflow everywhere in your attic and reduces noise transmission. It fills in tighter and is more energy efficient than paper-backed batts.
Does Blown Insulation Settle Over Time?
Some blown-in insulation settles due to poor installation. In an attempt to maximize profits, some insulation contractors proudly show you a thick, fluffy cloud made of far more air than insulation. Gravity works full-time, so in a year or so that cloud has diminished, driving down your R-value.
Using innovative AttiCat® Expanding blown-in insulation from Owens Corning, professional, well-trained installers from Yellowhammer Roofing can provide thick, tight insulation all through your attic. Because it is applied so thickly, it cannot settle.
The insulation works by preventing heat transfers through millions of tiny air pockets. As long as the insulation stays fluffy and thick, you maintain the high R-value you paid for. With AttiCat® Expanding blown-in insulation, that thick cloud stays put, providing years of reliable, high R-value resistance to heat transfer.
Fiberglass or Cellulose?
Work with your insulation professional in selecting either fiberglass or cellulose blown-in insulation. Both can provide the R-value you need without worries about it settling in later years.
Both materials are blown in as very small pieces, filling in every part of your attic (even spaces too small for people to reach). Your one-time investment will return years of comfort with consistent R-value.
When you are ready to improve your family’s comfort, save money on energy bills, and reduce your carbon footprint, contact us at Yellowhammer Roofing. We offer long-term solutions, including AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In insulation from Owens Corning. It resists humidity, blocks sound, and will not settle.