Is your attic up to snuff? We’re talking about proper attic insulation, air sealing and ventilation. If not, it’s a great time to reach out to your local Bloomington insulation contractor.
Stinson Services qualifies for the Minnesota Energy Rebate Programs offered by Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy. These programs can give you money back on the attic insulation project. Do you qualify?
All Season Protection: Proper insulation doesn’t only keep the warm air in during the cold months. It also keeps the cool air in during the hot months. Look at insulation as a thermos rather than a warm winter jacket.
Energy Savings: Insulation projects are effective during warm and cool times of the year. You will be saving money on energy bills all year round. Whether you pick fiberglass or cellulose insulation you can reduce energy bills by up to 25% in the summer months and almost 30% in the winter, simply by upgrading your attic insulation.
Sound Barrier: Properly installed insulation can add a sound-proof barrier to your home. It will help keep loud sounds from escaping your rooftop and reduce any noise coming from passing cars, planes, or trains. Just another little perk of upgrading your attic insulation.
Resale Value: Insulation is commonly overlooked when considering its resale value on your property. If you’re considering selling your property in the next five years, improving the value of insulation will help you share lower utility and energy bills with the potential buyer. Most savvy property buyers pay attention to the carrying cost of a property and lower bills can make the property more attractive.
Attic Ventilation for your home prevents exterior/interior damages from occurring in your home. With proper attic ventilation your home will experience clean air and lower energy bills. However, if your attic does not allow air flow to move in and out of your home you risk unwanted moisture building up or heat pockets developing over time. These dangers can result in polluted air and shingle failure which are hazardous to your home.
Unregulated attic ventilation is not only harmful to your home but to the occupants of the home. Mildew build up creates many allergens and toxins that enter your home’s air. Take precaution by having an insulation professional inspect your home.
Stinson Services, Inc. offers 2 different types of home attic insulation services. Each type of insulation has strong points, depending on what you are looking for in your insulation project.
Blow-in cellulose insulation is made from broken down paper fibers. This type of attic insulation is blown in with a high-pressure vacuum, creating a blanket of insulation across your attic ceiling. Because it’s blown rather than laid down in sheets, it can cover areas that would otherwise be difficult to reach. The benefits of cellulose insulation are it’s less expensive and made up of recycled materials. Cellulose requires nearly 17 inches deep to reach the recommended insulation value. Cellulose insulation is a dustier insulation that can leave property owners leaning towards fiberglass insulation.
Fiberglass blow-in insulation has made huge strides from the past. The fibers are no longer itchy or uncomfortable to move around in. The new fiberglass insulation is shredded into tiny cotton ball looking form and blown in a loose style across the top of your attic ceiling. This fiberglass insulation requires 17-18 inches deep to reach the recommended insulation value MN Energy Companies require for their rebates. Fiberglass is not dusty and is much easier to work with for the installers.
You deserve a BPI certified insulation installer for your property. You'll be eligible for all MN Insulation Rebate programs and experience top-notch service on your insulation project. You'll notice a big improvement in your energy bills and comfort level!