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The best methods for attic insulation

The question on the best way to insulate an attic is one that I get asked very often. The truth is that there are several ways to do this, but we are going to give you some of the most effective that are used by people in Albany NY and also in Troy NY. There are pros and cons to each one, but we will go over that briefly too.

The popular method

The need for foam insulation is not that huge when you are working with traditional attics. A good home inspector will often find that foamed house lids are going to be enough for proper insulation. You will be installing cell spray foam and it will seal everything properly. Once the foam is ready, the use of cellulose insulation is quite useful.

There are many homes in the Troy NY area that have but a few inches of space that is found between the outer rooftops and the wall. When you find this, you need to consider extra spray foam in order to achieve the best possible results.

Foam in a can

This is the most cost-effective method but it can often be a problem if not done correctly. An Albany NY home inspector often finds this to be a terribly bad job because people try to save money by trying the DYI route and it just doesn’t work.

The fiberglass batts

This is also done quite often, but you need to know how to get it done right in order for insulation to be possible. This is the reason why so many home inspections fail and insulation is better done by professionals.

Final thoughts

Proper insulation requires a good level of experience and this is why we recommend you always consult with a professional to get this done.

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Kevin E. Maxwell, CPI (Owner and Operator) / T 1-800-598-4754 / maxwellhomeinspectionservices@gmail.com 

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