Attic Insulation Tacoma

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If you live in Tacoma, WA, you know all about rainy days and bad weather. Getting caught outside without a raincoat isn’t exactly the end of the world. However, you now have an extra task: putting on dry clothes and drying out the wet clothes.

Similarly, not having an insulated attic is the same concept, but for your home. Insulation helps regulate your house temperature. It keeps your home warm in winter and cool during summer. Insulation prevents heat from leaving or entering your house, so it’s easier to regulate the inner temperature. This means saving money on energy bills as your house will require less energy to keep your house temperature. Old insulation (or no insulation) just can’t do it on its own because it’s worn out or too thin to do the job.

If you live in the Tacoma area, let Clean Crawls help you update your attic insulation so you can save on your energy bill in the future.

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Purpose of Insulation

Sure, you can dial down the thermostat and get used to wearing bulky sweaters indoors to cut costs. But if you’ve got an unfinished attic, giving it proper insulation is one of the simplest ways to keep a lid on your heating bill this season. And it works the opposite way for warm climates: in summer, it helps stabilize your house’s indoor temps to keep cooling needs in check. Especially if you do a thorough attic air sealing, you will see lessened heating and cooling expenses.

Insulation is a great idea for many reasons. It can reduce moisture and condensation, which in turn gets rid of any mold and mildew that may be growing. Especially in an area like Tacoma. Insulation will also keep the value of your roof as it will keep it from deteriorating quickly. In turn, you’ll save money in roof replacement costs. If you like to listen to loud music in your house, insulation is also a great idea. It helps reduce noise levels, so you can be as loud as you please.

Don’t let old, bad, or no insulation keep you down. Get it fixed up now and get ready to reap the benefits of new insulation.


Dangers of Insufficient Insulation

Just because you have insulation in your home doesn’t necessarily mean that it was installed correctly the first time or hasn’t been damaged over time. The amount and type of insulation used are very important for it to work properly.

The pockets in insulation trap air inside, this is how it stops heat from leaving or entering your home. Over time, those pockets can become full of water or dirt ,and when that happens, the insulation stops working well in your home. Another problem that can arise are pests who harbor inside, and love to destroy the insulation.

If some of these issues sound like what you’ve been experiencing, let Clean Crawls take a closer look at your attic insulation and help you replace it with something more effective.

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Choosing an Attic Insulation

There are so many types of insulation that it can be hard to know what to choose. The most important factor in whether or not the insulation is good is its R-value; which essentially means resistance value. What that tells you is the insulation’s capacity to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.

Some common types of insulation used in Tacoma today are:

Fiberglass: Fiberglass can come in batts, which are long rolls, or shredded into tiny pieces and then blown in. Fiberglass is a great choice for home insulation because it poses no fire hazard. Thermal insulation can conserves 12 times as much energy as is lost in its production, and it may reduce residential energy costs by up to 40%. R-values for walls being R11 to R19, and R30 to R38 for ceilings.

Cellulose: Cellulose is the oldest form of insulation and is produced from recycled newspaper, which is later treated with chemicals to reduce its ignition potential. It must be chemically treated to reduce its flammable properties. The chemicals used are usually sodium borate, boric acid, or ammonium sulfate. They are considered safe for humans to come into contact with.

Spray Foam Insulation: Spray foam is an alternative to traditional building insulation. It’s a two-component mixture composed of isocyanate and polyol resin that comes together at the tip of a gun and forms an expanding foam that is sprayed into the cavity of a wall. It has an extremely high R-value of 5.6 per inch.

All of the Above: Depending on your attic situation, you might want to consider a few different insulation methods depending on how to attic looks, its age, and current insulation condition. We can help you with a recommendation for that.


Contact Clean Crawls

If you have attic insulation problems in Tacoma, contact Clean Crawls today. We have years of experience and are well versed in all types of insulation and which one is going to be best for your home. If you’re interested in our insulation services, contact Clean Crawls today here.


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