You’ve decided to have your attic insulated. Congratulations! You’ll finally cut down on those drafts, get your energy bills under control and improve the value of your home. It’s important to understand in advance what will happen the day we insulate your attic — and in the decision-making process ahead of time, if you’ve not already made your decisions about how much, what kind, etc.
We’ve put together this brief guide to help you be informed about everything you ought to be before the ThermaSeal/Lakeside Insulation team knocks on your door to get started.
You’ll want to fill in your installer on the details of not only the problem you’re trying to solve but also what you’re hoping to achieve with your attic and your home in general. For example, an installer setting up insulation in an unfinished attic that’s barely used for storage (and never will be used for anything else) is going to make different decisions than one insulating an attic you intend to turn into extra space in a few months.
Warnings about existing problems, hazards and annoyances in your attic wouldn’t be remiss either. If you bump your head on a certain hanging light in the dark before you hit the switch, let us know beforehand to spare us, please!
Depending on what kind of insulation you’re having installed, the process can be quite varied. If the team is installing fiberglass batts, there will be a lot of carrying insulation up and setting it into place, but it will be (relatively) quiet and unintrusive despite perhaps taking a while.
On the other hand, blown-in insulation or spray foam insulation will require the use of loud machines and protective covering for any part of your home that might be exposed. Depending on the specific insulation and setup of your home, you might need to vacate for a day to let fumes dissipate.
Regardless of the process, when we’re finished, we won’t leave any mess behind to frustrate you — your home will look as clean as we entered it, and your attic will be in top condition.
After we finish (and after you’re able to return home, if you needed to leave), you should immediately notice the difference in terms of drafts and how much your heat needs to run when it gets cold (or AC when it gets hot). Your next energy bill should be very pleasantly surprising, especially if your attic was a serious source of air leakage.
If you’d like to learn more about the process, or have questions about something specific that we haven’t covered, don’t be afraid to reach out! Contact the ThermaSeal/Lakeside team at (800) 836-2535 or online, and we’ll be glad to help you to understand everything from beginning to end.