Does your attic have enough insulation? Although this is a question you don’t think about on a day-to-day basis (and you may not be able to answer), it’s important when it comes to your home’s energy efficiency. Because the attic is one of the largest sources of heat loss, it’s one of the best places to insulate.
If you need attic insulation contractors in the Chicago, Illinois area, ThermaSeal / Lakeside Insulation can help. No matter where you live in Chicago—Big Oaks, Ashburn, Galewood, Hanson Park or anywhere else—you can count on our team.
Contact us to talk to one of our professionals—or keep reading to learn more about insulating your attic!
Do You Need More Insulation?
So how do you know if your attic has enough insulation? One of the easiest ways to tell if you need more attic insulation is by poking your head up there and taking a quick look around. If you can see your floor joists (if the insulation is level with or below them), you probably need more insulation.
Other signs that indicate you may need more insulation include:
- Energy bills that are higher than normal
- Walls and floors that are unusually cold in the winter
- Snow melting off your roof too quickly and/or ice dams forming in the winter
- An uncomfortably warm second story
- AC running more than normal in the summer
Whatever your case, it’s a good idea to talk to a local insulation company.
Attic Insulation for Your Chicago Home
For specifics—including the type of attic you have, how much insulation is already installed, and more—it’s best to talk to insulation professionals. Generally speaking, however, it’s important to insulate attic floors, knee walls, etc. Attics are commonly insulated with loose-fill/blown-in cellulose and fiberglass insulation. To truly maximize energy efficiency, it’s important to also seal gaps, ducts, the attic hatch, etc.
Benefits of Attic Insulation
Insulating your attic offers a number of benefits in addition to energy savings. You can save a lot of money each year with the right amount of attic insulation—so although the upfront cost may seem high, remember that insulation pays for itself in the long run.
Installing insulation in your attic can help:
- Make your home more comfortable all year round
- Improve the efficiency of your HVAC systems
- Contribute to a healthier environment (decreased energy consumption and fewer greenhouse gas emissions)
Need Insulation Installation in Chicago, Illinois?
If you want to install more attic insulation in your Chicago home, ThermaSeal / Lakeside Insulation is the only name you need to know! We install different types of insulation, including:
For more than 12 years, our professionals have been serving the entire area—as part of the Installed Building Products family of companies, we have the expertise that few local companies can match. With our industry knowledge, experience and dedicated staff to serve you, you can rest assured you’ve come to the right place for your attic insulation project.
Get in touch with us today if you want to learn more about our services or are ready to start your insulation installation project—call 800-836-2535 or fill out the form on the right!