Attic Insulation

Global Green Solutions

Los Angeles Attic Insulation Service

As the name suggests, attic insulation refers to the materials installed in your attic that help to control energy costs and maintain consistent temperatures throughout your home. Well-insulated attics are much more comfortable and can effectively create more livable space.

 

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Choosing Your Attic Insulation Material

When installing new attic insulation, you’ll be able to select from a variety of materials. To choose the best insulation for your circumstances, you’ll need to know where you want to install it and what R-value you want the installation to achieve. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common materials to help you get started:

Blanket Insulation

When you picture insulation, you’re probably picturing blanket insulation! It is by far the most popular type of attic insulation in Los Angeles, in part because it is relatively inexpensive and appeals to ‘do-it-yourself’ property owners. Blanket insulation comes in ‘batts’ or rolls and it is usually made from flexible fiberglass (although some mineral and natural fiber options are available).

Rigid Foam Insulation

Rigid foam insulation (also known as foam board insulation) can be used almost anywhere in your home. The material provides exceptional thermal resistance that can be up to 2 times stronger than most other insulating materials of comparable thickness. Rigid foam dramatically reduces heat conduction through the structural elements of your home, such as steel studs.

Blown-in Insulation

If you’re retrofitting your home, you may discover that blown-in (or loose-fill) materials are perfect for your attic insulation. Blown-in insulation uses hundreds of small insulating particles and can conform to small spaces and sharp corners. It is also suitable for locations where other insulation materials might damage finishes. Typically, blown-in insulation is made from cellulose, fiberglass, and mineral (rock or slag) wool.

Structural Insulated Panels

Structural insulated panels, commonly known as SIPs, are prefabricated for a variety of locations, such as ceiling, floors, walls, and attics. Unlike other methods of insulation such as blown-in, SIPs provide extremely uniform coverage and help ensure your home is airtight. When you’re fully sealed off from the outdoors, it makes your home even more quiet and comfortable. Better yet, SIPs can be shipped directly from the factory to your jobsite, allowing our experienced builders to install them much more quickly than some other materials.

Radiant Barriers

At Global Green Solutions, we are the leading provider of radiant barrier installations in Los Angeles. Why is that? Well, among the list of insulation materials, radiant barriers truly stand out. This is because they operate differently than other materials - reflecting radiant heat while other methods only target conductive and convective heat. By using extremely reflective materials, radiant barriers help to redirect heat from the sun, which would otherwise warm your roof and increase your attic temperature.

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How is Attic Insulation Measured?

We compare different kinds of attic insulation by assessing thermal performance, which is measured using R-values. The R-value represents how well the insulation can resist the flow of heat and it is measured per inch of thickness.

As a general rule, the higher the R-value, the better the energy efficiency and climate control.