Types of Attic Insulation for Your Home Published on July 30, 2016 You probably know that attic insulation is critical for keeping cool air in your home during the hotter months and warm air in your home during the winter. If you’re a frequent reader you may also realize that there are government and energy discounts available if you upgrade or put in the recommended attic insulation. You may even be aware that the proper amount of attic insulation can help decrease your monthly heating and cooling bills. But are you sure what type of attic insulation is right for your home? There are three main types of attic insulation: Roll-On Insulation This is commonly the least expensive style of attic insulation because it is rather easy and quick for skilled contractors to install. It is really flexible, enabling it to fit securely between studs, rafters, etc. and the tight fit helps keep the air trapped in the home. Blown-In insulation This style of attic insulation is usually more efficient due to the loose-fill because it allows the insulation to fill smaller crevices where air could possibly leak out. Blown-in attic insulation is also resistant again moisture, which helps keep mold and odor from collecting in your house. Spray Foam Insulation The spray foam is the most energy-efficient style of attic insulation because it expands and securely seals all holes where air could potentially leak though. Not only does the spray foam attic insulation create an air-tight seal, but it also tends to last longer than other style of attic insulation. Before making a final decision, think about the R-value you require. The R-value is the amount of insulating capability. The greater the R-value, the higher the insulating power. In this case, spray foam delivers a greater R-value than traditional insulations, delivering better insulating power. To understand more about how much insulation you need for your home, or to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, call Hammond Plumbing & Heating at 519-894-3222 today!