Types of Attic Insulation for Your Home Published on July 30, 2016 You understand that attic insulation is crucial for retaining cool air in your home during the summer and warm air in your home during the winter. If you’re a frequent blog reader you may also be aware that there are government and energy rebates available if you upgrade or install the suggested attic insulation. You may even understand that the ideal amount of attic insulation can help lower your monthly energy bills. But are you certain what type of attic insulation would be best for your home? Below we have provided the three main types of attic insulation: Roll-On Insulation This is commonly the least expensive kind of attic insulation because it is fairly easy and quick for qualified contractors to install. It is very flexible, enabling it to fit snuggly between studs, rafters, etc. and the snug fit helps trap the air inside. Blown-In insulation This style of attic insulation is typically more efficient because the loose-fill allows the insulation to occupy smaller crevices where air could likely leak out. Blown-in attic insulation is also resistant again moisture, which helps prevent mold and odor from growing in your attic. Spray Foam Insulation Spray foam insulation is the most energy-efficient type of attic insulation because it expands and tightly seals all gaps where air could potentially leak though. Not only does the spray foam attic insulation create an air-tight seal, but it also tends to last longer than other kind of attic insulation. Before making a final decision, think about the R-value your home needs. The R-value is the assessment of insulating ability. The higher the R-value, the stronger the insulating power. For instance, spray foam has a greater R-value than traditional insulations, providing better insulating power. To learn more about how much insulation you require for your home, or to set-up a complimentary in-home consultation, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 905-453-6700 today!