While most home improvement projects can improve a home’s aesthetics, attic insulation installation is an unseen improvement. Though it is definitely one that can be felt. In both the comfort of your home and your pocket book. Getting the R-values in your home’s insulation to the proper levels will lead to long term cost savings. When you hire the insulation experts at Pro to handle your project you also get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your insulation is guaranteed to last the life of the home. You may be wondering what the day of install will be like. At Pro we always want to keep our customers informed of what they can expect when they invite us into their homes.
Before Install: Full Attic Inspection
Your attic should go through a full inspection before any work is done or agreed on. One of our Pro experts will judge the state of your attic’s ventilation and insulation.
The goal of an inspection is to give a fair and accurate estimate of your home’s needs. All costs and needs will be included in the estimate, from what kind of insulation to use to how much should be installed. This way the full cost of the job can be in the quote.
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4 Phases of Installing Attic Insulation
Phase 1: Protecting Your Home
Upon arrival to your home our installers will begin laying down plastic and cloth tarps anywhere in the home they will be working through. They will also use a protective layer along path the hose will travel from their truck to the attic. This includes taping off areas of the home were overspray may occur to ensure a total cleanup after the install.
Phase 2: Preparing The Attic
Before the installation of new materials can begin we will make sure that your attic is in the best shape possible. This includes installing vapor barriers to prevent the growth of mold or mildew in your attic. Our crew will also install baffles along the walls/ceiling of your attic in order to ensure proper ventilation. These baffles will help to keep air flowing behind and throughout your insulation so that there is no possibility of trapped air. If there are any light fixtures along the attic floor the crew will be sure to put up a protective barrier.
Phase 3: Installing The Insulation
The installation phase will vary depending on what type of insulation you are having installed.
With blown in (loose fill) insulation, we will run a large hose into your attic from our truck outside. A blower machine in the truck will then break up the insulation and send it running through the hose into your attic. The installer will direct the hose in a way that makes sure a level layer of insulation is placed onto your attic floor.
With batt insulation, our crew will bring the large sections of insulation up into your attic. Once there the insulant will be measured and cut to size and fitted between your floor joists. Once these joists have all been filled an additional layer may be added on top to ensure proper coverage. Alternatively, batt insulation may be nailed up between the rafters rather than laid out on the floor.
As with blown in insulation spray foam utilizes hoses during installation. These hoses will be smaller than the blown in type and will work in unison to mix and apply the insulant allowing it to cover and expand onto the surface of your attic. Generally, spray foam is applied to the walls and ceiling of your attic rather than the floor. Due to the toxic fumes present during installation, it is recommended that your home stay vacant for a full 24 hours after installation.
Phase 4: Clean Up
Once your attic insulation has been installed the crew will begin removing the protective barreirs they put up in phase 1. They will take care during this process to avoid dropping an overspray in your home. Any insulation that was missed by the protective layer will be cleaned up. Leaving the interior of your home as clean as we found it.
Do you offer attic insulation near me?
Pro Home Improvement is dedicated to providing our customers with the best in attic insulation installation. We provide our insulation services all over Southeastern Michigan. We have helped homeowners from St Claire Shores to Ann Arbor. No matter where we install insulation we never charge more for distance. We offer free insulation estimates that include a full inspection.