How to Prepare Your Attic for Insulation Installation
Attic insulation is essential for keeping your home’s temperature regulated and ensuring that your energy output doesn’t become a financial burden.
However, scheduling attic insulation installation services isn’t something you put on your calendar and wait for. You want your installation to go off without a hitch and create protection in your home that saves energy for years to come.
Here are some of the steps you can take in preparing your attic for professional installation services.
Clean Your Attic
Blown insulation is one of the most typical types of insulation used in an attic. During installation, this insulation is literally blown into the cracks and crevices of your attic. The last thing you want is the materials of your insulation contaminating the belongings you have stored in the attic.
Before your installation date, clear out your attic of all items that can be stored elsewhere. While many companies do offer a storage removal option with their services, it’s always possible to save yourself a little extra time and money by cleaning your attic out yourself.
Once your installation is complete, check with your service provider as to when it’s safe enough to move your personal belongings back into your attic.
Check for Leaks to Point Out
It’s always best to be knowledgeable of the problems that your service provider has to resolve. So, prior to your first meeting with your insulation specialist, venture up in your attic and check the following areas for potential leaks in your insulation:
- Areas where there are holes more than ¼ of an inch wide
Pointing out problem points helps save your specialist some time and also gives you an idea of what to inspect once the installation is complete.
Look for Water Damage
Aside from air leaks, you should also check for signs of water damage to your insulation. If you find problems like damp wood or leaking pipes throughout your attic space, you will need to have these problems repaired before your installation can occur.
Although insulation is meant to protect your home from the elements, it can still get wet and quickly be rendered ineffective. If you have a water problem in your attic, covering it up with new insulation will only repeat the cycle of replacing a failed product.
Box Out Light Fixtures
It’s important to box your attic’s light fixtures before installation. Blown-in insulation that is closer than three inches to a fixture poses a massive fire hazard.
If you have any questions about how to protect your fixtures from blown-in insulation, your installation specialist should be able to provide a solution to all of your concerns.
Schedule a Home Energy Assessment
Before you schedule your installation, make sure to schedule a home energy audit. At Advanced Home Comfort, we offer a whole home evaluation that helps our clients understand the full picture of their home’s energy consumption.
Once we’ve assessed your home, we can give you an honest idea of where your home’s problem points are and the energy saving solutions we can provide.
Sometimes the issue isn’t an insulation problem and is instead an HVAC or ductwork issue. Only a full home inspection can tell the total story of your energy loss, and our home health professionals are ready to help!
Schedule Attic Insulation Installation Services Today, With Advanced Home Comfort
If your energy bills continue to rise every month, the chances are you have a home health crisis on your hands. Whether you need new attic insulation or crawl space moisture control, Advanced Home Comfort is ready to help!
Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can make your home energy efficient again.