a plus, inc. has been providing
traditional insulation solutions for your attic in the Metro Atlanta area for
over 25 years.
Depending on the State and County
you live in, the requirements for R value can vary from R-30 to R-50. In
general, the requirements in the Metro Atlanta area are either R-30 or R-38.
That minimum being stated, having a greater R value can only help you in keeping
the heat out of the living area of your home.
The 2 basic ways to insulate you
attic or upgrade the insulation in your attic; fiberglass batts or
blown-in insulation. Regardless of which of these solutions you select,
you will still need to address the Air Infiltration or leakage that occurs from
the attic into your living space because of plumbing, electrical and HVAC
opening that occur from your attic to the conditioned area of your home.
For more information on Air Infiltration click here.
Blown-in insulation - is generally
cellulose, and can be installed in an attic that has: no insulation; some
fiberglass batts insulation; some blown-in insulation. Note in the
pictures, the 'rulers' that are set around the attic to insure that the correct
amount of insulation is installed.
Fiberglass Batts - can be installed
in attics that have: no insulation; some existing fiberglass batts
insulation; some existing cellulose or other blown insulation.
Installing fiberglass batts in
your attic can be a bit difficult if you have a low pitch on your roof or if
your attic is broken up into several sections. This is however the
alternative that is normally selected by the do-it-yourself home owner.
Some of the attic applications because of low pitch or no access, must have the
insulation installed prior to installing the ceiling drywall.
NOTE: If you have
existing insulation in your attic and it has gotten wet, you want to remove it
before installing any new insulation. a plus, inc can remove existing
insulation as part of any job we do for you in your attic.