Attic Insulation Case Studies: Uninsulated Attic in Lachine,Qc
Your home’s attic acts as a fence between outdoor temperatures and the rooms inside your home. So when the heat rises and if your attic isn’t properly insulated the warmth your heating system provides could be leaking out.
Similarly, cool air your HVAC unit is pumping out in the summer months could be wasted through an uninsulated attic. In fact, floors, crawl spaces, and attics are the three main areas in homes where heat and cool air tend to escape.
Mr. Zerczy had been suffering from his attic and he only had 5 to 10 inches of fiberglass insulation in his place. The lack of insulation made his house very uncomfortable and he had also noticed that the energy costs were getting very high.
- Seal all air leaks on the attic floor such as joints, holes, and recessed.
- Install vents all along the soffits to ensure good ventilation of the attic and prevent air from coming into contact with the insulation
- Blow a little more than 16” of cellulose fibers to obtain an R-60 value.
Problem: Uninsulated attic
Solution: Vents installation, cellulose fibers
There were only 5 to 10 inches of fiberglass insulation in the attic. Not enough for the climate of Quebec.
The attic had no vents.
We blew 16" of cellulose fibers to achieve an R-60 value. Cellulose fiber is very effective, safe, and environmentally friendly!