Attic insulation sits on the attic floor joists and the backside of the drywall ceiling. A properly insulated attic keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In addition to providing greater comfort, proper insulation could help lower your energy bills.
If you’re thinking about upgrading your attic insulation, the materials you install will significantly impact the project’s success. The type of attic insulation best-suited to your attic depends on a variety of factors: attic accessibility, durability requirements, desired eco-friendliness, and project budget. But the most crucial factor to consider when choosing attic insulation is its R-value.
Here are the IECC’s most recent recommendations for residential buildings, updated in 2021: – Climate Zone 1: R-30 – Climate Zones 2 or 3: R-49 – Climate Zones 4 – 8: R-60
Types to Choose From (More details in website article): - Fiberglass Batts - Cellulose Batts - Mineral Wool Batts - Cellulose Loose-fill - Fiberglass Loose-Fill - Spray Foam Insulation (not recommended in most cases)
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