Quick, Cost-Effective, and Convenient: The Benefits of Adding Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation Over Existing Attic Insulation
In the quest for a more energy-efficient and comfortable home, Midwest homeowners have an affordable solution: adding blown-in fiberglass insulation over existing attic insulation. This home improvement project is not only budget-friendly but can also be done quickly with minimal disruption to your household.
Isn’t My Attic Already Insulated?
Well, it depends. Builders insulated homes to meet the required local building codes at the time. With an increased awareness of energy efficiency and “green” living objectives, standards and local building codes have evolved to increase efficiency and decrease costs. Attic insulation standards have become more stringent. This means that many older homes, even those built in the last decade, may not be insulated according to current more energy-efficient codes.
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Let’s explore the advantages of this simple yet impactful upgrade.
1. Affordable Energy Efficiency:
Upgrading your attic insulation by adding blown-in fiberglass over the existing insulation is a cost-effective way to enhance your home’s energy efficiency. This improvement prevents heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, leading to lower energy bills and a more comfortable living environment.
2. Quick and Clean Installation:
One of the greatest benefits of blown-in insulation is the speed and cleanliness of the installation process. Attic insulation upgrades can be done in less than a day with minimal disruption to your daily routine.
3. No Need for Removal of Old Insulation:
Adding blown-in fiberglass does not require the removal of your existing insulation (unless it’s damaged or contaminated). This not only speeds up the process but also reduces the cost.
4. Immediate Comfort Improvement:
The impact of adding additional attic insulation can be quick. Your home will maintain a more consistent temperature, reducing the load on your HVAC system while improving comfort levels throughout the year—essential here in the Midwest’s climate extremes.
5. Enhanced Indoor Air Quality:
Blown-in fiberglass insulation is less prone to off-gassing and does not degrade into airborne particles like some older insulation materials. This means improved indoor air quality for you and your family.
6. Environmentally Friendly:
ProPink L77 Loosefill insulation made in North America is certified for recycled content by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) for an average of 55% recycled content reducing the environmental impact of your home improvement project and your carbon footprint.
7. Sound Reduction:
In addition to thermal benefits, blown-in fiberglass insulation offers excellent soundproofing qualities. It can help dampen external noises and reduce sound transmission between different areas of your home.
Adding blown-in fiberglass insulation, often called an insulation upgrade is a smart, affordable, and efficient way to upgrade your Midwest home. It’s a straightforward low-hassle project that pays for itself over time while ensuring maximum indoor comfort all year round.
The Attic Experts
We are The Attic Experts, we have been providing insulation and attic ventilation services to Chicago area homeowners since 1998. Call us today at 630.941.3800 for a Free onsite attic inspection.