If you need an attic insulation company serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area, make Accurate Insulation your first call. We work with homeowners and builders/contractors to insulate attics for residential retrofit and new construction projects throughout the area.
Never ask “Where can I find the best attic insulation near me?” again! Contact us online or call us at 301-358-6411 if you’re ready to begin your insulation project, or keep reading to learn more about loft insulation!
The attic is one of the most significant sources of energy loss in your home, so it’s important that it’s properly insulated—and insulated by an insulation contractor who is highly trained and qualified to do the job properly. Whether you have an unfinished attic or you use it as extra living space, insulating an attic offers much potential for energy savings. The Accurate Insulation team installs high-quality blown-in fiberglass insulation that is ideal for attics and lofts from Guardian Building Products—Attic Guard Plus®.
Attic/loft insulation can help:
To get started on your attic insulation project, call us now at 301-358-6411!
R-38 to R-60 insulation is recommended for attics in Maryland & Washington, DC. Each type of insulation material, whether it’s fiberglass, spray foam or another option, has a different R-value per inch. Your attic would need a different thickness of insulation, depending upon the type used. Your existing insulation may count towards the total thickness, unless it needs to be removed.
You can add new insulation on top of old insulation that is still effective/undamaged. If you’ve had a roof leak, this can wet the insulation, compact it and render it ineffective. Hidden roof leaks can also cause significant property damage, including wood rot and mold growth.
If your home is older, it may have vermiculite insulation, which contains hazardous asbestos. It’s typically best to leave this insulation undisturbed. (Homeowners should never disturb suspect insulation.) Call in our expert insulation contractors to evaluate whether your old insulation should be removed or can remain.
When properly installed, attic insulation can last 80 to 100 years, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. We recommend that Maryland & Washington, DC, homeowners also consider attic sealing for the ultimate home energy efficiency. Air sealing drastically reduces air infiltration into your attic. To ensure proper ventilation and avoid damaging moisture or condensation, the attic roof should be equipped with ridge vents at the peak and inlet soffit vents below the roof’s edge.
Replace your insulation if you’re noticing inconsistent temperatures throughout your home. Your insulation could be damaged, or it may have settled excessively due to a shoddy installation. This means you’re likely using your HVAC system more to keep your home comfortable, which is yet another sign it’s time to have your insulation evaluated. If your energy bills are increasing, you may need insulation replacement or additional attic insulation added. Boosting energy efficiency with insulation will bring your energy bills under control.
Infestations of insects or mice can make a mess of your insulation. Wet or moist insulation should be replaced to avoid property damage. (Make sure to find the source of the moisture first, so it can be corrected. The cause might be a roof leak or a poorly vented attic.) Drafts in your attic and home living areas can also mean your current insulation is not doing its job and should be replaced.
The Accurate Insulation team installs retrofit (re-insulation) and new construction attic insulation. We have experience installing many different types of insulation in a wide range of styles of attics and can handle all your insulation needs. Our metro DC insulation installation team has you covered.
If you need more house insulation, look to the experienced loft insulation team at Accurate Insulation. Our residential insulation team has experience improving the energy efficiency, comfort and value of many homes, and we can help you, too.
Being a part of the Installed Building Products family of companies, we offer knowledge, experience and resources that few companies in Maryland can match. Our offices are in Upper Marlboro and Hagerstown, Maryland, but we serve the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area.
To learn more about our services or to get a free estimate, call us at 301-358-6411 or contact us online!
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