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Save Money with Attic Insulation Installation in Kansas City

Having the proper amount of insulation in your attic can make your Kansas City home more pleasant throughout the seasons. Higher energy efficiency could also help you save money on heating and cooling bills.

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Does My Home Have Enough Attic Insulation?

You can measure existing insulation to determine if you have enough in your attic. If it’s less than 7” deep, your Kansas City home is underinsulated. Depending on where you live, between 13-14″ of insulation to as much as as 16-18″ of insulation will be what’s recommended. In addition, if your home is older than 10 years, you’ll most likely need more attic insulation in your Kansas City home.

Strengthening your insulation levels could positively impact your energy bills, saving you up to 20 percent.** It can provide a vapor barrier against humidity, minimize air leaks, and may limit wear and tear on your HVAC system.

**Savings may vary.

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Types of Attic Insulation

There are three types of attic insulation—spray foam, loose fill and batt.

Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation mixes liquids that convert into a foam on contact. Closed- or open-cell applications can be used in attics.

Closed-cell foam provides the most insulation. It also creates a comprehensive barrier against air, vapor and water.

Open-cell foam spreads when applied, plugging cracks and other hard-to-reach spaces. It’s best for obstructing air but isn’t completely waterproof.

Both types of spray foam insulation may even help absorb noise.

Loose Fill and Batt Insulation for Attics

Loose fill insulation is installed using specialized machinery, while batt insulation is rolls that can be trimmed to fit. Insulating material can include fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool and cotton.

Insulation is rated for its resistance to heat flow. This is also called the R-value. Different levels are suggested based on where you live.

Neal Harris Service Experts can help you determine what type of attic insulation is best for the climate in Kansas City and your home’s needs. Our attic insulation installers provide a full range of quality insulation services backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.

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