Keeping your Port Townsend home’s attic well insulated is incredibly important when it comes to saving money on your energy bills.
Port Townsend homes that lack proper attic insulation spend more money on their energy bills. Investing in attic insulation creates an average energy savings of 30% – 80% simply because the insulation enables their Port Townsend homes to be more energy efficient.
Spray foam attic insulation is made from two types of composite material: polyurethane, and isocyanate. When sprayed out of the tip of the spray foam gun, the substance gradually expands, filling in the cracks and crannies of your attic before curing. Spray foam insulation is the most effective material for insulating your Port Townsend attic available.
Fiberglass insulation is usually installed as large segments of insulation that are rolled or laid out onto a surface, such as flooring, ceilings, or in wall cavities. Blown fiberglass is becoming more and more popular, comprising one of the main attic insulation jobs we’re asked to do. This type of attic insulation is made of a mixture of natural sand and recycled glass.
Cellulose attic insulation is made from recycled paper products. It’s recycled material content is very high, generally between 82-85%. The manufacturing process reduces the paper products to very small pieces, which are then fiberized and mixed with a flame and insect retardant, usually mineral borate or ammonium sulfate.
Cotton insulation has become a favorite of the environmentally friendly Port Townsend community. Most cotton attic insulation consist of 85% recycled cotton and about 15% plastic fibers, which are generally treated with boric acid as a flame retardant. Cotton insulation is non-toxic, and can be installed without respiratory or skin exposure protection.
Post-industrial denim and cotton, denim insulation is an eco-friendly insulation for your home. While it is more expensive than other types of attic insulation, if you’re looking for an earth-friendly insulation material, denim insulation is the type of insulation for your Port Townsend home.