Upgrading or Replacing Attic Insulation
If your attic needs new insulation, then Eastside Insulation is your answer. We are a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and will professionally address all your attic insulation needs.
Insulating your home may not seem an immediate need, but you can protect your home and save money on energy with new insulation. Whether it is cleaning out old insulation, installing new blown-in insulation or just adding a new layer of insulation, Eastside Insulation delivers. We have the technological know-how and state-of-the-art equipment to tackle your concerns.
Our services include:
- Complete inspection of attic insulation
- Removal of old insulation
- Attic cleanup and sanitization
- Air sealing perimeter of attic and around ductwork
- General sealing of common attic air leaks
- Upgrades as required
Call Eastside Insulation at (425) 482-2121 to learn more about the many benefits of insulating your attic properly, including instant rebates on your attic insulation cost.
Save Money On Insulation Cost
One of the most effective projects you can do to your home to increase energy efficiency is upgrade your insulation. This is especially true in your attic, because so much heat can escape through a poorly-insulated roof.
Just bringing the insulation in your home up to current industry standards can save you 10 to 50 percent on utility bills. Additionally, Puget Sound Energy offers rebates of up to $2,150 for updating your insulation.
The exact amount of savings on utility bills and energy rebates depends on a few factors, including:
- Where you live
- The type of heating system you have
- The severity of air leaks in the attic and its perimeter
- The amount of insulation added
Our insulation specialists conduct energy audits to determine the best insulation material for your home.
What We Do for Attic Insulation
Before installing new insulation in your attic, our professionals will prepare the space for work. This includes:
- Sealing air gaps, cracks and holes to eliminate leaks
- Installing ventilation chutes
- Bringing electrical wiring up to code
- Isolating heat sources from cellulose insulation
Once the attic is prepared for new insulation, our professional installers will get to work. How that installation occurs will depend on the specifics of your attic space and the insulation material chosen. There are many benefits of blown-in cellulose insulation, including:
- Reduced air leakage
- More energy-efficient than fiberglass
- Superior fire resistance
- Comparable cost to fiberglass
Call Eastside Insulation today at (425) 482-2121 for professional insulation service.
FAQ About Attic Insulation
How much attic insulation do I need?
Insulation levels are measured by R-Value, which indicates the resistance to heat flow of the insulation. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. The suggested R-Value for attic insulation is R38, or about 10-14 inches of insulation. The easiest way to determine if you need more insulation in your attic is to poke your head in and take a look. If your insulation is lower than the joists in your roof, then you need more insulation.
Does my attic need to be ventilated?
Proper attic ventilation is important to keep your insulation and attic space dry and healthy. Adequate air circulation prevents heat and moisture from damaging the structure. It also helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew. When attic insulation is blown-in, air baffles are installed next to attic vents to keep the insulation from blocking air flow.
I need more attic insulation. Will you get rid of the insulation I already have?
In many cases, no. If there is nothing wrong with your existing insulation, we just add more insulation on top of it. However, if your current insulation has been damaged due to pests or rodents, we recommend getting rid of the old insulation and sanitizing your attic before adding new insulation. In such a case, we vacuum out old, damaged insulation, sanitize and deodorize your attic, then add new insulation.