The Department of Energy recommends an R-38 value of fiberglass insulation for attics in our area. Without these proper standards of insulation, hot or cold air (depending on the season) moves through the roof and then into your living area. Fiberglass Insulation traps the hot or cold air in the attic so that your living area stays at a consistent, comfortable temperature year round. Adding fiberglass blown insulation is the easiest and most cost effective way to save money on your energy bills. Other benefits of fiberglass insulation are increased comfort of living area, extended life of your HVAC unit, noise control, condensation control, and energy conservation.
Hot air rises and cool air falls, therefore, this continuous motion causes a home/living area that does not have the right insulation to become uncomfortable because warm places become cooler and vice versa. During the winter months, heated air flows into the garage, basement or attic. The attic is where most of the heat is lost during the winter months; however, ensuring adequate levels of fiberglass insulation will prevent this heat loss.
Fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation, and proper ventilation help to keep the home temperature uniform; saving you money by reducing your energy consumption and also providing a more comfortable atmosphere in your living area. Additional benefits include noise reduction and an increase in home value.
The high prices of electricity, gas and oil, as well as heating and cooling are costing the average home owner a bundle these days. New and older homes alike can benefit greatly from the addition of fiberglass insulation. As time passes insulation gradually becomes compacted and becomes less efficient. Therefore, we suggest that you have one of our professionals visit your home to recommend minor enhancements to your insulation, which will positively impact your energy usage and increase the value of your home.
Lucas Insulation uses Owens Corning Insulation, one of the top brands available on the market today. To learn more about fiberglass insulation and to find out which type is the right choice for your project, contact one of our energy efficiency experts today at 803-951-2378.
I did indeed hire Mr. Lucas. I have 5 attic spaces in my house, I asked him to do just one, about 650 square feet. The dramatic difference in temperature in that room and the cooling efficiency below that room was really incredible. I have kept daily temperatures on all the rooms and the difference is remarkable. He is going to do the rest of my house, around another 4,000 square feet in about 10 days. The savings in energy and the comfort level far outweigh the costs. The insulation is not cheap but, it's much better than paying high energy bills. I am referring him to my family and he will help insulate some of our properties.Jimmy W., Columbia, SC