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Attic insulation works by slowing the transfer of heat. In warm climates like Houston, insulation helps stop or slow the heat from your attic from transferring into your home. If your attic is missing or does not have enough insulation it can’t efficiently stop the transfer of heat into your living space. This extra heat makes it more difficult for your HVAC or air conditioning system to cool your home. The result can be a less comfortable home, higher energy costs and a shorter the lifespan for your cooling and heating equipment.
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How Much Attic Insulation Do You Need?
Attic insulation is measured with an R-value. R-value is a measure of how well the material can resist heat transfer. The higher the R-value, the better the material is at resisting heat transfer. Most types of insulation have an R-value of R-2 to R-4 per inch. The most common type of insulation in Houston, fiberglass, has an typical R-value of just below R-3 per inch. Depending on the type, batt or loose fill, and the installation quality the R-value per inch can vary. According to Energy Star, the correct level of insulation in Houston is R-38. In order to reach R-38 Energy Star recommends installing 13 – 14 inches of insulation.
What Type of Insulation Do I need in Houston?
Fiberglass Insulation – Fiberglass insulation comes in batts and as loose fill. Loose-fill must be blown in using a special blowing machine. Fiberglass is the most commonly installed type in Houston. Most manufacturers are able to use up to 30% recycled materials in new fiberglass insulation. HousePro recommends fiberglass because it has a long life span and can reach the Energy Star R-38 efficiency rating while staying affordable for homeowners.
Cellulose Insulation – Cellulose can contain up to 85% recycled materials, mainly paper products. The material is reduced to small pieces and fiberized, allowing the material to achieve a slightly higher R-value than fiberglass insulation. However, because of the composure of cellulose insulation it typically creates an enormous amount of dust when installed and continues to produce dust for most of its lifespan. Cellulose is also more expensive to install than fiberglass and loses its R-value faster over time. HousePro does not recommend cellulose for most Houston homes because of the cost, dust, and loss of R-value over time.
Rockwool Insulation – Rockwool is made up of minerals like basalt or diabase. Although rockwool insulation can offer higher R-values and better sound blocking qualities than fiberglass, it is also far more hazard to human health. Installation of rockwool requires special protective equipment. The tiny slivers in rockwool can lodge in skin and are small enough to be inhaled. These slivers irritate the alveoli and can cause lung disease.
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