A lot of homeowners don’t think about it, but a house’s insulation is one of the most important features when it comes to energy efficiency. Proper insulation helps even the most energy-efficient heating and AC systems function better and reduces utility costs year-round. Yet for too many people, their insulation is out of sight, out of mind.
That’s why Logan Home Energy Services is here to remind you of the importance of ensuring that your home is well insulated. Our Winston-Salem insulation installers service all types of properties. Our professional, experienced technicians know how to insulate old houses and new ones, and can install either a small amount or completely new insulation altogether.
As a locally-owned and operated service company, you can trust us to provide honest, upfront prices, never tacking on hidden fees or surcharges at the last-minute. And with free in-home consultations available upon request, it never hurts to call Logan Home Energy Services to get an estimate on attic insulation in Winston-Salem.
What is Blown-In Insulation?
Blown-in insulation is a mix of fiberglass or cellulose that's literally “blown into” openings in walls to fill in gaps in insulation. Also known as “blow in” or just “blown” insulation, this material is extremely effective at patching up homes that do not need complete insulation replacement but could benefit from an upgrade. It’s also extremely cost-effective, perfect for locking in temperatures in an unfinished attic, and can be installed just as easily as regular fiberglass insulation.
At Logan Home Energy Services, we are thrilled to be able to provide blown-in insulation for all our customers, as we are always looking for ways to help local homeowners achieve greater savings and comfort.
How Much Blown-In Insulation Do I Need?
The amount of blown-in insulation your project will require depends on the area you want to insulate and the desired R-value (a measure of the thermal resistance of an insulating material). To calculate the quantity, your installer will measure the square footage of the space, determine the recommended R-value for your region, and choose the insulation type. The installer will then divide the desired R-value by the insulation's R-value per inch to find the required thickness, then multiply the area by the thickness to obtain the volume of insulation needed. A bit extra will be added to account for settling and compression. The final amount of blown-in insulation will also take into consideration the manufacturer's guidelines and packaging information.
How Long Does Blown-In Insulation Last?
Blown-in insulation can last for several decades when installed correctly and maintained properly. The lifespan of blown-in insulation depends on factors such as the type of material used, the quality of installation, and the environmental conditions. Generally, fiberglass and cellulose insulation can remain effective for 20 to 30 years or more. However, over time, some settling might occur, reducing its effectiveness slightly. Regular inspections and timely replacements can help ensure the insulation continues to provide optimal thermal resistance and energy efficiency in your home.
Our certified energy experts at Logan Home Energy Services always stress the importance of attic insulation, as this is one of the areas in your home where air tends to leak out most. Proper attic insulation may help reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 40% and helps lock in temperatures for improved comfort from season to season.
There are a ton of reasons your attic insulation can wear down over time, from leaks in the ceiling to rats and mice that tear up your insulation and cover it with droppings. Either way, if your energy bills have been steadily rising lately, consider calling us for an inspection so we can take a look at your attic insulation ASAP.
- Rooms located below the attic get too hot or too cold, even when other parts of the house remain comfortable
- Attic floor joists can be seen above or between existing attic insulation
- There are recessed “can” lights in the ceiling directly below the attic
- The ductwork in your attic is exposed above the insulation
- Your electric bills or HVAC costs are extremely high
- You are experiencing a lot of cold drafts during the wintertime
- You have less than 10 inches of existing attic insulation
Logan Home Energy Solutions can help customers throughout North Carolina within an expansive service territory. Find a location near you and contact us today.
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Don’t miss out on energy savings simply because you have poor insulation! At Logan Home Energy Services, we proudly offer financing options as well as rebates and warranties to ensure our work is available for everyone. With a great reputation across Central North Carolina and accreditation from the Better Business Bureau dating back to 1972, you can trust our skilled and experienced professionals to get the job done right every time. We are even available 24/7 for emergency repairs, because we care that much about going above and beyond for our community.