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Attic Insulation The Woodlands

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Attic insulation can be added or upgraded to make your home more energy efficient.  There are attic insulation options that are allowed by The Woodlands such as blown attic insulation and radiant barrier attic insulation.  Both types of attic insulation is used by many of the new home builders in The Woodlands due to the amount of money they help The Woodlands residents save.  
Attic insulation in The Woodlands and in general is measured by R-Value.  Attic insulation materials R-Value is the measure of it's ability to resist heat traveling thru it.  The higher the r-value or the more insulation, the better your home will perform in energy efficiency.

Blown attic insulation is a type of attic insulation material that is both effective and affordable.  Blown attic insulation is the #1 type of attic insulation installed in The Woodlands.  Blown attic insulation in pneumatically blown into the attic using a large diameter hose and specialty high powered blowing equipment.  Blown attic insulation is more effective that regular roll insulation because it can fill in smaller voids which lead to huge amounts of energy loss.  Attic insulation is added and upgraded on older homes every day in The Woodlands, and is a remodeling bonus when you sell a home as well.

Call us today for a free attic insulation estimate in The Woodlands today!

Avalanche Contractors
20211 Eden Pines
Spring, TX 77379

Understanding Attic Ventilation

Inadequate Attic Ventilation greatly shorten the life of your roof, cause havoc on your insulation,
And elevate the cost of heating and cooling your home!

It is estimated that 1 out of 3 homes in the United States do not have proper attic ventilation. Why? Because the majority of homeowners are unaware that attic ventilation can impact the life expectancy of their entire home!
Did you know that in the summer, improper ventilation can cause attic temperatures well over 150°F? This super-hot air gradually penetrates the ceiling insulation into your living quarters below.

Some of the things that result from an under ventilated attic are:

  • Premature aging of your roofing system (“crunchy” shingles)
  • Warping, cracking, or splitting of sub-framing
  • Damage to siding, exterior or interior paint finish, and sheet rock

  • Higher heating and cooling bill

A properly ventilated attic can help reduce the load on your air conditioner by transferring the super-hot air away from your attic before it causes damage. 
During the cold months, various household installations such as, bathtubs, showers, and cooking vapors can contribute to the build-up of excess moisture. Poorly ventilated attics will allow this added moisture to collect to the underside of the roof. Eventually condensing and dripping, soaking the ceiling attic insulation and reducing its efficiency.

Other damage can include:

  • Roof deck warping and rotting of the rafters 

  • Growth of mold and mildew
  • Buckling of shingles and roof underlayment
In northern climates attics should be properly ventilated to help prevent ice dams. In winter, ice and snow on a roof will melt and trickle down the deck to the cooler eaves. This run-off can re-freeze, creating an ice dam that may force water back up under the shingles and create a leak — causing hundreds or thousands of dollars of damage to your interior. Proper attic ventilation reduces the amount of initial melting that occurs on your roof, thereby reducing the chance that ice dams will form.

Adequate attic ventilation:
Adequate attic ventilation systems allow a constant flow of fresh air through the attic, maintaining the efficiency of the insulation and helping to lower temperatures in the living areas. It all comes down to a balance between air intake (at your eaves or soffits) and air exhaust (at or near your roof ridge). The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) recommends a at least 1 square foot of attic ventilation (both intake and exhaust) for every 300 square feet of attic space. For example, if your attic is 1,500 square feet, you need a total of 5 square feet of ventilation. This amount should be divided equally between intake and exhaust ventilation (i.e., 1 1/2 feet of each) to insure proper air flow through the attic.
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20211 Eden Pines
Spring, TX 77379