WHICH IS BEST?
When insulating an attic space, many homeowners ask us “which is better, blown in or batt insulation”. The answer is – it depends. We use both blown in and batt insulation, depending on the situation at hand.
Current energy standards recommend the installation of a first layer of craft faced (moisture barrier) fiberglass batt
be installed in your attic space. For this we use Owens Corning© Eco-Touch batt with PureFiber technology.
Blown in insulation is then applied over the batt level to fill any voids and gaps around joists and other structures, and to increase the level of insulation to recommended levels. For this we use Owens Corning ProPink.
If you are upgrading your attic space, we blow in insulation on top of your batt to achieve desired insulation values.
An “R” 60 value is the recommended level of insulation for maximum energy efficiency in most attics.
An “R” value is the level of heat flow resistance provided by the insulation material. The higher the “R” value the greater the insulation performance.
When we re-insulate an attic space due to moisture, mold, or other contamination we first install batt, and then blow in insulation on top of it. We also use batt insulation to insulate around attic access doors.
The questions should not be blown in or batt, rather –
where to use blown in vs where to use batt insulation!
ATTIC ACCESS DOORS CAN BE A SOURCE OF ENERGY LOSS
We also carry and install the Attic Tent® for increased insulation of attic entry hatches.