Attic Insulation is more important than you might think. A good installation including attic
door insulation, vapor barrier, radiant barrier, an attic fan, etc. will save you from so many
headaches in the future. By keeping your attic dry and sealed, you can improve the air
quality inside your home, prevent damage, and save a lot of money on energy bills.
A house with inadequate insulation will not stay as cool in the summer as it could, and the
A/C system will run more frequently than it should. The ceiling and walls will get warm
during the warmest hours of the day and even after the sun has set, the walls will continue
to radiate heat indoors. However, all of this can be easily solved with insulation.
Alligator Insulation does both Batts insulation and Blow-in insulation, offering you a service
that suits your needs.
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Fiberglass Insulation vs. Cellulose Insulation
Cellulose insulation includes cellulose cells that have natural insulating power. It is made from shredded paper and other recycled products plus a fire retardant chemical known as borate. Paper breaks down into cell fibers that provide insulation.
This type of insulation weighs more than fiberglass with the same R-value. Therefore, building structures should be inspected for signs of structural problems before choosing this insulation material.
Fiberglass insulation contains billions of tiny glass fibers, which contain trapped air bubbles. These air bubbles slow down the transfer of heat. It’s more common and can be installed more easily. However, it doesn’t prevent air leaks and is potentially flammable. Fiberglass insulation loses heat rapidly in extremely low temperatures. Fiberglass insulation has proven over the years to provide effective thermal and acoustic insulation, while more recently, cellulose has established itself as a viable alternative. Since both of them will do an effective job insulating your home, the type of insulation you
choose should be based on these and other factors, such as cost, product availability, and quality.
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Need Insulation Replacement?
Old insulation is inefficient and could lead to higher energy bills and even health problems too. Dirty insulation is the result of pests such as rats or rodents that left traces.
Alligator Insulation can remove whatever type of insulation is installed in your attic, quickly and safely.
What is R-Value?
Insulation is classified in terms of thermal resistance, called the R-value, which indicates resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. The R-value of insulation depends on the type of material, its thickness, and density. When calculating the R-value of a multi-layer installation, the R-values of the individual layers are added. Installing more insulation in your home increases the R-value and resistance to heat flow.
Homes generally require insulation with an R-value of around 38. The R-value of cellulose insulation is about 3.8 per inch, so you need about 10-inch-thick insulation to reach R-38. The R-value of fiberglass insulation is about 2.2 per inch, so you need much thicker insulation to achieve the same R-value of 38.
Do You Need a Vapor Barrier?
A vapor barrier is a special material that doesn’t let moisture pass through. It is designed to protect the insulation as well as the internal surfaces of the home from possible moisture penetration.
If the vapor barrier is not used, a significant amount of water can condense on both sides of the roof. Moisture will penetrate the pores of building materials and lead to the formation of fungi, the destruction of supporting beams on the cold attic ceiling, etc.
What is a Radiant Barrier?
A radiant barrier is a layer of reflective material installed in an Attic to redirect the radiant heat that comes from the sun. When it's hot, the radiant barrier helps to block the entrance of the radiant heat to the home. This increases the efficiency of the insulation installed in the attic, resulting in increased energy savings and lower energy costs.
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Attic Insulation Made Easy
1. Walk and Inspection
The lead technician will walk around and inspect the current conditions of your home to develop a plan of action.
2. Insulation Removal
If there is already insulation installed, it will be completely removed.
3. Sanitizing & Decontamination
Once the insulation has been removed, we will use a family-friendly sanitizer to decontaminate all surfaces, especially if there were traces of rats or rodents.
4. Site Cleanup
After home insulation has been completed, we will clean up all our work areas. You will forget we were ever there!
5. Post Job Walkthrough
After all materials and equipment have been loaded on to the trucks, the lead Alligator Insulation technician will walk with you around the house to make sure there has been no damage to your home, and everything was done properly.
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We provide the highest quality Insulation, and green rodent control services available, at the most affordable price possible. Our goal is to help you and your family enjoy a sanitary, rodent-free environment where you can feel safe, secure and healthy.
We will make it our priority to find out exactly what your concerns are, and to address the issue in the most practical way possible. We know your home is your castle, and we want you to feel safe and secure. We know that your family’s health and security is important, and this is why we strive to offer the best long-term rodent control solutions available. We are confident you will be completely satisfied with the quality of our service, and this is why we offer a Guarantee on all rodent prevention service.