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Best Attic Insulation

If you’re searching “Attic Insulation Phoenix” you’re likely looking for the best attic insulation in Phoenix!  Barrier Insulation offers the best attic insulation types for your attic in the Phoenix Valley.  Our team knows how to insulate attics the right way for homes in the Phoenix Valley. We install the best insulation for Arizona and proudly serve every city in the Phoenix Valley including: Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe and more.

Best Attic Insulation Options

Barrier Insulation offers the best attic insulation service in the Phoenix Valley. We offer all the different types of attic insulation to fit every demand and every budget.  Insulating the attic is one of the most important areas of the home to insulate to reduce dependency on air conditioning and heating.  Read more about the types of attic insulation we offer.

Blown-In Attic Insulation

Blown In Attic InsulationOne of the better choices is blown in attic insulation. It is installed by techs that have a large hose and shoot the insulation into the attic. They have training to create an even, uniformly deep layer of insulation. This is done by using a large air driven machine that churns up the material into chunks and then blows them up the hose and into the attic.

For blown material you have two main choices. There is cellulose and fiberglass blown in material. Both have advantages and disadvantages. With similar R values they both insulate well and are approximately 3 -4 R per inch. Fiberglass insulation is produced primarily from old glass or sand. Cellulose blown in insulation is made from recycled newspapers.

Depending on your application blown in insulation might be your only insulator in your attic, or you might use it in conjunction with other insulators to get the best energy efficiency. Blown in attic insulation sits on the floor of your attic as an even layer and helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Batt Attic Insulation

Rolled Batt Attic InsulationBatt attic insulation is pretty straight forward to install as it is rolls of material typically lined with a paper backing. They are made from interweaving fibers that are long and have adhesive qualities. This means they stick to each other and stick together as a grouping. Batt insulation is made from two source materials, cotton and fiberglass. Cotton batts are made from recycled denim jeans. Fiberglass batts are typically made from sand or recycled glass that is processed into the insulating strands and fibers.

To install the batts they must be cut to fit each and every space they will be installed in. Even with the best of intentions there are tricky spots around corners, pipes, wires, junction boxes and other areas that end up having gaps. This means there are areas that simply are not insulated as well as other insulation options.

Sprayed Attic Insulation

Spray Foam Attic InsulationOne of the most energy efficient types of attic insulation is spray foam. It comes in two types that have pros and cons. There is open and closed cell spray insulation. A larger percentage of homes were built with the HVAC and duct system in the attic of the home. This means that if your insulation is sitting on the floor of your attic, your system is having to work harder. Moving the “envelope”, or area of your home that is climate controlled, to the roofline can greatly increase your energy efficiency. Spray foam allows this envelop to be at the roofline, and helps fill in all the areas that batt insulation can struggle with.

Highly trained and skilled insulation technicians can spray the foam so there are no gaps or voids in the layer of insulation covering the attic ceiling. This means that the ducts carrying your hot and cold air to heat and cool your home are working in a more moderate climate. That translates into less energy being used to keep your home comfortable all year long.

Radiant Barrier Attic Insulation

Radiant barrier insulation provides an additional layer of protection to keep your attic and home more comfortable, and use less air conditioning and heating.  This type of insulation has the same goal of preventing heat from entering homes as traditional insulation but achieves the goal in a different way.  Instead of using thick layers of foam, loose insulation, or fiberglass batts it reflects the energy and heat with highly reflective surfaces.

It can be installed as a foil backed insulation board or it can be installed by spraying a highly reflective product onto the bottom of the roof decking in the attic.  Barrier insulation installs R-Max radiant barrier and HeatBloc Ultra spray radiant barrier.

The Best Attic Insulation

Clearly the best attic insulation really depends on your home and your needs. If you don’t have any ducts or HVAC system in your attic and you don’t plan to finish or use the attic space, you might consider one of the less costly insulation types. However if you have ducts in your attic and want to keep your home as energy efficient as possible using spray foam might be a more costly, but better long term investment. Having local attic insulation experts come to your home and help you develop an effective and budget friendly insulation plan for your home is the only way to get the best attic insulation for you individual needs.

Schedule Attic Insulation in the Phoenix Valley

Barrier Insulation offer Phoenix Valley residents the most effective and affordable attic insulation options.  We specialize in finding each home’s best insulation solutions and offer all four of the main categories of insulation.  Invest in your home’s insulation and it will help keep your more comfortable and help reduce your utility bills..

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6 thoughts on “Best Attic Insulation

  1. I am thankful to you for sharing a helpful post about insulation and it is a very wide concept to understand the process. I learned more about insulation on your blog, I daily search about the process of insulation, vacuum bags and insulation removal bags and your blog provided it better.

  2. It’s good to know that blown-in insulation is a better choice. My husband and I are remodeling our home, but plan to hire out the insulation installation. We weren’t sure which type of insulation we were going to go with, but I like that even layering blown-in provides. I think it will be more energy efficient.

  3. This is timely and very helpful to me. I’m considering an attic foam insulation not later this month, and understanding how things are performed helps in knowing what to stay away from.

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  5. I didn’t know that there were so many options for attic insulation before. My husband and I need to get our attic insulated, and we don’t know what kind to get. That is nice to know that if we go with blown-in insulation that it will work better with another insulation with it. Thank you for all the information!

  6. It’s good to learn about the different types of insulation. I like how you said that spray foam is so tight that it saves you money on energy. We want to put insulation in our attic, so this is what we’re looking at.

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