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Do you have enough attic insulation? Inadequate attic insulation can cost you literally thousands in heating costs. An easy way to determine if your attic is sufficiently insulated is by poking your head up into your attic and surveying the span of it. If the insulation is just level or below the joists you should add more. If you cannot see the joists because the insulation is well above them than you probably have enough. The insulation should be evenly distributed without any low spots. Also there should be insulation baffles near the air vents so your attic has proper air circulation.
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Insulation levels are measured by R-Value. R-Value indicates an insulations resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. The suggested R-Value for attic insulation is R38 which is about 10-14 inches. The easiest way to determine if you need more insulation in your attic is to poke your head in and take a look. If your insulation is lower than the joists then you need more.
Proper attic ventilation is important to keep your insulation and attic space dry and healthy. Adequate air circulation prevents excessive heat and moisture from damaging the structure. It also helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew. When attic insulation is blown in air baffles are installed next to attic vents to keep the insulation from blocking air flow.
In many cases no. If there is nothing wrong with your existing insulation we just add more insulation to the top of it. However, if your current insulation has been damaged due to pests like rodents, we recommend getting rid of the old insulation and sanitizing your attic before adding new insulation. In such a case we vacuum out old damaged insulation as well as sanitize and deodorize your attic before adding new insulation.