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Blow-in or blown fiberglass insulation is a good choice when insulating your attic. A special machine shreds the fiberglass and then blows it through an application hose to properly cover and insulate the space. DBS can install blown cellulose, blown fiberglass, fiberglass batts or denim batts for different applications.
Upgrading attic insulation is a VERY popular energy-saving improvement because more energy (and money!) is lost through the attic than through any other part of the house.
What makes matters worse is improperly or poorly installing inadequate attic insulation. Existing attic insulation in many homes may be as minimal as R-19 -- which pales in comparison to the recommended R-value!
Going through a cold winter with so little insulation is like wearing a t-shirt in a snowstorm. What your house really needs is the equivalent of a thick down-filled parka.
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends between R-49 and R-60 of attic insulation in Maple Grove, Duluth, Eau Claire, and other areas. That's at least a 16-in.-thick blanket of fiberglass insulation!
Contact us today to schedule your home energy audit to identify where your home is in need of more insulation. Our energy audit also diagnoses the other energy issues in your home -- which may be the larger factors in your home's high utility bills and discomfort.
We offer free estimates for attic insulation in Eau Claire, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, and the neighboring locations.
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Larry Janesky explains that insulation is also needed in warmer areas. Insulation prevents heat transfer. It prevents hot air from being transferred to the outside in the wintertime, and prevents the attic's scorching heat from being transferred into the living areas of your home during the summer.
Baffles keep ventilation channels open. Plastic spacers are installed between rafters in the attic to maintain a vent space beneath the roof surface after new insulation is installed.
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Air sealing is a critical step when insulating an attic because sealing air leaks stops conditioned interior air from leaking into the attic. We use a variety of materials and techniques to stop this energy-wasting air leakage.
Mold in the attic could indicate that too much conditioned air from your living space is leaking into the attic. This causes your HVAC system to use more energy than necessary and can affect the air quality in your home. Our experts can air seal any leaks to prevent attic mold and improve comfort and energy efficiency.
We install a variety of insulation materials for the attic and the whole house, including spray foam insulation, cellulose, blown-in insulation as well as radiant barrier, rigid foam insulation and more.
We also offer a unique system called the SuperAttic™ System, which adds a continuous & airtight layer of foam insulation beneath the attic rafters and inside the attic's gable walls.
Installing baffles ensures proper attic ventilation. Sized to fit between the rafters in the attic, plastic baffles maintain a ventilation space between the attic's soffit vents (located along the eaves) and the ridge vent. Installing baffles before adding more attic insulation helps avoid damage from ice damming and excess moisture.
Old insulation can be reused, most of the time. As long as the existing insulation is not wet, moldy or overly compressed, it can usually be put back into place after the attic has been air sealed and before new insulation is installed.
In addition to attic insulation installation, DBS offers a wide range of insulation services and our team of experts can help you choose the best insulation for your attic or any part of your home. Our energy assessment can help determine where your home is losing energy and where more insulation and air sealing is needed.
Call 1-855-259-9625 or contact us online to schedule a home energy audit to get a more energy efficient attic and home. We provide a free quote for home insulation, including blown-in attic insulation, foam attic insulation and more in Saint Cloud, Duluth, and in and around Minnetonka.