When your attic is poorly insulated, warm air that escapes from inside your home in winter can heat the underside of the roof deck, causing snow to melt. The snowmelt then refreezes as it flows down to the colder eaves, resulting in the formation of ice dams. Over time, this phenomenon can cause serious damage, including severe leaks on your roofing in Charlotte. Proper attic insulation can prevent such issues from occurring, and blown-in insulation is one of the most common insulation options.
Blown-in insulation works by trapping air between millions of tiny pockets. Two of the most popular types of blown-in insulation are cellulose and fiberglass. Both have similar insulating values, but cellulose has been known to settle over time, while manufacturers have engineered blown-in fiberglass insulation to remain stable – thus providing better long-term insulating performance.
The installation of blown-in insulation usually requires at least two people to do the job, but can be completed in less than a day. Fiberglass insulation is broken up and fluffed inside a special machine to create insulating air pockets, then blown into all areas of the attic through a hose. One person is in charge of keeping the blower working, and the other should take care of the hose as the work progresses. Once blown in, the new insulation added on top of the current insulation raises the energy-saving R-value.
Roof Roof, a company of credible roofers in Charlotte NC, uses high-quality products from Owens Corning to guarantee that reliable attic insulation is delivered. We offer AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In PINK Fiberglas™ Insulation. There are an estimated 80 million underinsulated homes in the United States today; don’t let you home be one of them! Contact Roof Roof today at (704) 200-9277 and enjoy the many benefits that blown-in insulation can bring to your home.