Attic Insulation Services

Did you know that 80% of American homes are under insulated? In fact, adding just a few inches of loose fill, blown in insulation to your attic can reduce your heating & cooling costs by as much as 40%. Why waste your money paying for utility services that you might not need? Schedule a free in-home estimate today to find out how we can help save you money & make your home more comfortable. 

Attic Services

Adding blown in insulation to your attic is the most economical way to reduce your home's heating & cooling costs. In fact, adding just a few inches of loose fill insulation could instantly reduce your home's energy bills by as much as 30%. If you need to add additional insulation to your attic or walls then blown in fiberglass or cellulose insulation is the most common choice.

Blown In Attic Insulation

Air sealing in your attic can help stop most major air leaks and help maintain the desired temperature throughout your home. This causes your HVAC system to work less which saves you money. Combined with adequate amounts of attic insulation, air sealing your attic with spray foam insulation will help reduce your heating & cooling costs and make your home more comfortable.

Attic Air Sealing Services

When you combine the infrared heat protection of a radiant barrier with adequate amounts of blown-in insulation and one of our air sealing packages you will maximize your energy savings even more. It is not uncommon to see energy bills cut by as much as 20% when you install a radiant barrier. Your home will also be quieter, less draft, less dusty and more comfortable.

Radiant Barrier Installation

Removing existing attic insulation from a home is a difficult but sometimes necessary task. Since the loose fill or batt insulation in your attic remains exposed it can be damaged in several ways. From problems with water or smoke damage to problems with rodent infestation our company has the knowledge and experience you need to get that damaged insulation out of your attic.

Attic Insulation Removal

From attic fans & hatch covers to can light covers and access steps, our company has everything you need to maximize your insulation return on investment. We offer a complete line of energy saving solutions that are affordable and smart. We invite you to take a closer look at some of the great attic accessories we offer.

Attic Accessories

10 Signs That It's Time to Upgrade Your Attic Insulation 

#1. LESS THEN 12 INCHES OF ATTIC INSULATION

To find out if you have enough attic insulation, measure the thickness of the insulation in several areas of the attic. If it is less than R-38  (12 inches of loose fill fiberglass insulation), you could probably benefit by adding some more. If your thinking about Attic Insulation in St. Louis, no one does it better then St. Louis Insulation.  

#2. FLOOR JOISTS ARE VISIBLE IN THE ATTIC

Insulation level are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value the better the thermal performance of the insulation. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends insulating your attic to at least an R38 which is roughly 12 inches of loose fill fiberglass insulation. If you can see your floor joists, you don't have enough insulation in your attic. 

#3. RECESSED OR CAN LIGHTS ARE INSTALLED IN THE CEILING

If your recessed or "can" light fixtures have not been properly air sealed, they  are compromising  the effectiveness of your attic insulation by allowing your conditioned air to pass right through them. Correcting this problem is easier then you might think. Our company sells thermal recessed light covers that can be sealed in place using spray foam. 

#4. YOU ARE EXPERIENCING HIGH UTILITY BILLS

Did you that almost 40% of your monthly utility bill comes from running your heating and cooling system? In the winter, warm air inside your home rises and escapes into the attic through holes and gaps in your ceiling. That warm conditioned air, is replaced by colder exterior air that's pulled in through cracks and gaps in the basement. This leads to draft, uncomfortable rooms and high er then necessary energy bills. Unless your home was specifically designed to be energy efficient, you could be throwing hard earned money away by paying for utility services that you might not need. 

#5. YOU FEEL COLD DRAFTS DURING THE WINTER

Air leakage is the main cause of cold and drafty rooms. In the winter, the cold outside air leaks through holes or gaps in your home's exterior which causes your heating system to run more frequently. This leads leads to higher energy bills & an uncomfortable home owner. Air sealing your attic can decrease your utility costs & make your home more comfortable. A well-sealed  building envelope and the right amount of attic insulation, can make a real difference on your utility bills.

#6. YOUR H.V.A.C. SYSTEM ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE RUNNING

Insulation reduces the exchange of heat through surfaces likes walls, attics, floors and ceilings. In a well-insulated home, less warm air escapes from the house during the winter, and less cool air escapes during the summer. This reduces the amount of energy needed to keep your home comfortable. If your heating and cooling system seems to be running all the time, you could benefit from adding insulation to your home. Adding attic insulation to your home  will cause your heating and cooling system to run less which can save you as much as 20% off your heating and cooling bills. 

#7. HOT OR COLD POCKETS IN YOUR HOME

keeping warm air in an old house can be tricky. Houses built before 1980 were rarely insulated properly and if they were the products originally used may have settled or deteriorated over time. This allows your conditioned air to escape right through the  attic. The attic is the primary site of heat loss in a home and an improperly insulated attic allows your conditioned air to  escape right though your roof. 

#8. THE SNOW ON YOUR ROOF MELTS BEFORE THE SNOW ON THE GROUND

The snow on your roof can tell you a lot of information about the levels of insulation in your attic. If the snow on your roof melts before the snow on the ground, it's because your heating equipment is helping the snow on your roof melt faster. The picture below shows a house with inadequate levels of insulation. As you can see, the warm air from their H.V.A.C. system is melting the snow on the roof quickly. 

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#9. HAVE YOU HAD PROBLEMS WITH MOLD, SMOKE OR ANIMAL INFESTATION

If you have had problems with mold, smoke or animal infestation, then you may need to have your attic insulation removed and replaced. Mold remediation can be expensive so removing any water damaged insulation should be your top priority.  Smoke and animal infestation causes even more problems because while the insulation may seem to be undamaged, it may retain the smell which will permeate through your living space. 

#10. H.V.A.C DUCTS OR EQUIPMENT INSTALLED IN THE ATTIC

If you have heating or cooling equipment installed in your attic then you special insulation practices should be performed to maximize your energy efficiency. The fact is that heating and cooling equipment doesn't belong in your attic but if you purchased a home with this equipment already installed, there are some things you can do to maximize on your heating and cooling investment. 

 

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