Types of Attic Insulation for Your Home Published on July 30, 2016 You get that attic insulation is crucial for trapping cool air in your home during the summer and warm air in your home during the colder months. If you’re a regular reader you may also know that there are government and energy discounts available if you upgrade or install the recommended attic insulation. You may even be aware that the right amount of attic insulation can help lower your monthly heating and cooling bills. But do you know what type of attic insulation is right for your home? Below we have provided the three main types of attic insulation: Roll-On Insulation This is typically the least expensive kind of attic insulation because it is rather easy and quick for expert contractors to install. It is highly flexible, allowing it to fit securely 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 generally more efficient as a result of the loose-fill allowing the insulation to fill smaller nooks and crannies where air could possibly leak from. Blown-in attic insulation is also resistant again moisture, which helps keep mold and odor from forming in your house. Spray Foam Insulation Spray foam insulation is the most energy-efficient kind of attic insulation because it stretches and firmly seals all holes where air could likely leak though. Not only does the spray foam attic insulation have an air-tight seal, but it usually lasts longer than other type of attic insulation. Before making a final choice, assess the R-value your home needs. The R-value is the measurement of insulating ability. The higher the R-value, the higher the insulating power. For instance, spray foam delivers a larger R-value than traditional insulations, delivering better insulating power. To find out more about how much insulation you need for your home, or to set-up a no-charge in-home consultation, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 801-396-0637 today!