Types of Attic Insulation for Your Home Published on July 30, 2016 You understand that attic insulation is vital for retaining cool air in your home during the hotter months and warm air in your home during the winter. If you’re a frequent blog reader you may also know that there are government and energy discounts available if you upgrade or invest in the recommended attic insulation. You may even know that the correct amount of attic insulation can help lower your monthly energy bills. But do you know what type of attic insulation may be ideal for your home? Below we have provided the three main types of attic insulation: Roll-On Insulation This is generally the least expensive type of attic insulation because it is fairly straightforward and quick for skilled contractors to install. It is really flexible, permitting it to fit snuggly between studs, rafters, etc. and the tight fit helps keep the air trapped in the home. Blown-In insulation This kind of attic insulation is usually more efficient because the loose-fill allows the insulation to occupy smaller nooks and crannies where air could potentially leak out. Blown-in attic insulation is also resistant again moisture, which helps prevent 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 spreads and tightly seals all gaps where air could likely leak from. Not only does the spray foam attic insulation create an air-tight seal, but it generally works longer than other type of attic insulation. Before making a final choice, assess the R-value you need. The R-value is the assessment of insulating capability. The bigger the R-value, the higher the insulating power. For example, spray foam delivers a greater R-value than standard insulations, delivering better insulating power. To find out more about how much insulation you want for your home, or to schedule a no-charge in-home consultation, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 801-871-8425 today!