Your attic can make or break your home comfort here in Lakeway, TX.

A well-insulated attic adds another layer of protection from our fluctuating outdoor temperatures. It also prevents heat inside your home from escaping.

On the flip side, a poorly insulated attic drives up your energy costs. Heating and cooling account for 50 percent or more of the energy used in most homes. The two leading causes of energy waste are air leakage and inadequate insulation.

At Alamo Austin Air, we specialize in insulation services for homes of all shapes and sizes in Texas. We can retrofit insulation in your existing home or insulate new home construction.

Why Should I Insulate My Attic?

Most attics are unfinished storage spaces. They’re also the perfect place to start saving money. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the average homeowner can save up to 11 percent on their total energy costs by air sealing and adding insulation in their attics.

A poorly insulated attic forces your heating and cooling equipment to work that much harder to maintain a set temperature. An overworked HVAC system costs more to run. You’re letting money escape through the cracks, and you’re compromising your equipment’s efficiency.

Well-insulated attic space protects your indoor air quality (IAQ) and your health. It creates a barrier that prevents outdoor pollutants from entering your home—a priority here in Texas. Air sealing covers holes that could allow for moisture buildup and encourage mold growth.

What Kind of Attic Insulation Is Best?

Typically, loose-fill or batt insulation is used for attic space. Spray foam is always an excellent option—but also more expensive. Cellulose and fiberglass are your most common choices. Remember to look at the R-Value—the higher the value means better insulation.

Work with our professionals to decide how much insulation is needed and which type works best in your home. Remember to do your prep work by air sealing all gaps and holes. Look for discoloration or any signs of a roof leak.

Planning a do-it-yourself (DIY) job? Be sure to wear protective clothing, gloves, and goggles. Here are a few other installation tips:

  1. Start from the perimeter and work toward the door or hatch. That way, you avoid trampling over the insulation you just installed.
  2. Always cover the tops of the ceiling joists. Insulate all exterior walls, knee walls, and rafters.
  3. Be sure to shower after you’re finished for the day to remove fibers from your skin.

Call Your Insulation Experts Today

Alamo Austin Air is a leader in the insulation industry for providing excellent service and products. We work with existing homes in Lakeway, TX, and surrounding areas. Call us today at 512.265.0465 or request service online.

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