Save Money by Increasing Attic Insulation in Houston 

Having the correct amount of insulation in your attic can make your Houston home more comfortable throughout the year. Increased energy efficiency could also help you save money on heating and cooling expenses.

Do you have the correct amount of insulation? Probably not. A recent study by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association determined 90 percent of homes in the U.S. are underinsulated. If every home in the country was properly insulated to today’s building code, the Boston University School of Public Health discovered it would slash electric consumption by 37 billion kilowatts. That’s enough electricity to power 3.4 million American homes each year!

Does My Home Have Enough Insulation?

You can measure existing insulation to learn if you have an adequate amount in your attic. If it’s shallower than 7” deep, your home is lacks enough insulation. In Houston, 13-14” deep is recommended.

Additionally, if your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll likely need deeper insulation.

Enhancing your insulation levels could positively change your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can supply a vapor barrier against humidity, stop air leaks and may restrict wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Types of Attic Insulation

There are three types of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.

Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation uses liquids that expand into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.

Closed-cell foam provides the most insulation. It also offers a comprehensive barrier against air, vapor and water.

Open-cell foam expands when applied, plugging cracks and other inaccessible spaces. It’s best for blocking air but isn’t fully waterproof.

Both types of spray foam insulation may even help absorb noise.

Loose Fill and Batt Insulation

Loose fill insulation is blown in with special machinery, while batt insulation is rolls that can be trimmed to fit. Insulating material can include fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.

Insulation is rated for its resistance to heat flow. This is also known as the R-value. Certain levels are recommended based on where you live.

Church Services can help you figure out what variety of insulation is best for the climate in Houston and your home’s needs. Our insulation installers provide a full range of excellent insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.

Get started by requesting a home comfort consultation and free estimate today.

**Savings may vary.