ATTICAT EXPANDING BLOWN-IN INSULATION SYSTEM
Adding insulation to your attic is a blast with the AttiCat® Insulation Blowing Machine! It conditions the AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In PINK Fiberglas™ Insulation by breaking it up and fluffing it, adding millions of the tiny air pockets that give the material its insulating power. The insulation is conditioned further throughout the length of the hose, and as it bounces its way up to your attic, more and more air pockets are added, increasing its insulating power even more. And since Fiberglas™ insulation will not settle, it will keep its energy-saving R-value over time.
Without effective cross-ventilation, summertime heat buildup in the attic can result in a wasteful and costly strain on a home’s cooling system… and on your comfort. And in the cold months of winter, harmful ice dams can form if trapped moisture is not removed. A well-ventilated attic, on the other hand, has undereave or soffit vents, which allow fresh air into the attic. Installing our raft-R-mate® attic rafter vents between rafters keeps air flowing properly up to the ridge, where vents allow the air to exit, helping to keep your home comfortable and dry.
BATTS & ROLLS INSULATION SYSTEM
The most affordable way to keep your home comfortable is to install insulation in your attic. We make this easy with our EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Batts & Rolls. For maximum energy efficiency, we recommend about 18 inches of insulation for attic floors. If your joist cavities are completely filled, lay the new insulation in long runs perpendicular to the joists, and use leftover pieces for small spaces. Remember to keep insulation 3” away from recessed lighting fixtures and from any metal chimneys, gas water heater flues or other heat-producing devices.
How Does Insulation Work?
Insulation decreases the amount of heat entering from outside when it’s hot, and traps warmth inside when it’s cold. The R-value indicates how well insulation resists heat transfer.
R-values vary based on the type, thickness and density of the material being used. Insulation with a higher R-value will perform better than insulation with a lower rating.
Types of Insulation The most common insulation materials are fiberglass, cellulose and foam.
Insulation types include loose fill, batts, rolls, foam board, spray board and vapor barriers.
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