Attic insulation is one of the easiest and best ways to save money on energy bills while improving the comfort of your home. Several options are available, including cellulose loose-fill insulation, fiberglass loose-fill insulation, or fiberglass batt insulation. Each type of attic insulation, when properly installed, can deliver comfort and energy efficiency throughout the year.
Insulation levels are specified by R-Value, which measure the insulation’s ability to resist heat flow. The recommended insulation level for attics in the Greater Cleveland area is between 12-15 inches (R-49), depending on the type of insulation being used. Take a look at your attic and see if your floor joists are visible. If they are, you need more insulation.
Whether you choose cellulose or fiberglass insulation, remember that your attic must also be properly ventilated for maximum efficiency. Attic ventilation allows for continuous air movement – expelling trapped air from inside your attic through exhaust vents, and drawing in fresh air through intake vents.