Frequently Asked Questions
I already have attic insulation — do I need to replace it?
If your home is old, your attic insulation has likely settled and is not doing as good of a job as it could. Consequently, your home is losing energy through your attic. This is not only expensive, but can be uncomfortable too, as the rooms on your second floor will be colder or warmer (depending on the season) than the rooms on your main floor. Additionally, if your home has ever suffered any roof leaks which allowed your attic insulation to get wet, this significantly reduces its ability to keep in treated air. The best course of action may be to get insulation removal services, then get new attic insulation. Alternatively, depending on the condition of your attic insulation, we may install new insulation over the old, more than doubling your protection against heat and air conditioning losses at your Layton or Provo home.
How much can I save with attic insulation services?
According to Energy.gov, sealing leaks and adding attic insulation can save Layton and Provo, Utah, homeowners 15% to 20% on their energy bills. They add that this savings can be increased further by adding insulation around windows, doors and between homes and garages. Our insulation company uses fiberglass, cellulose (batts or blown-in), foam injection insulation and spray foam insulation in Utah homes.
Is it expensive to get attic insulation?
The cost of your attic insulation services depends partially on the scope of the job. If our attic insulation company has easy access to your attic and you do not need insulation removal services, we can simply roll the batts into place and secure them. If there is no attic access, we may instead use blown-in insulation, which can sometimes be more expensive than roll-in insulation. However, local energy companies serving Layton and Provo offer rebates for installing attic insulation that help with the cost.
Which is better for attics — blow-in insulation or roll-in?
Both types of attic insulation services offer about the same protection to Layton and Provo homes. Different types of insulation are assigned different R-values, which is a rating that expresses how much the insulation reduces heat flow. In order to get available rebates from energy companies, your insulation must be equal to a particular R-value, so our insulation company ensures that these values are met. With blown-in insulation, this can mean thicker and deeper piles.
Can I get eco-friendly attic insulation?
At GreenHome Specialties, we use only eco-friendly insulation in Layton and Provo homes. Some of our insulation is made of recycled materials such as newspapers, plant fibers and wool. Our fiberglass insulation contains recycled glass and sand. We even use eco-friendly foam injection insulation. Our goal is to save you money by reducing your energy consumption in the most environmentally friendly way possible — that is why our company is called GreenHome Specialties.