When our Sunshine Contracting consultant comes to your home, we will bring a small ladder and take a look in your attic and evaluate the current insulation levels. This is critical in helping Sunshine Contracting determine what your attic insulation needs are and will allow us to identify if you are in need of baffles or other accessories that help maximize efficiency.
The first thing that needs to be done is to determine the type of insulation that already exists, the type to be added and how much. Any area where air is escaping from the attic will also need to be sealed, remembering of course, not to block eave vents and vents in the roof’s peak that allow air flow through the attic.
There are several types of insulation available and when comparing insulation products, your comparison will mostly depend on equal R-values.
R-value is a value of thermal resistance on which insulation is rated and demonstrates the resistance to heat flow. If the R-value of thermal insulation is high it means that it offers a higher insulating capability.
Installation of new attic insulation usually refers to blown-in attic insulation, which, as the name suggests, is blown into the attic. Blown fiberglass insulation is also known as “loose-fill” insulation is considered to be one of the greenest insulation available.
Tax Credits for insulation are back! Congress has reactivated the 25C Tax Credit for 2013. The tax credit is up to 10% of cost up to $500 and expires December 31, 2013. It must be an existing home and your principal residence – new construction does not qualify. Included in the tax credit are bulk insulation products such as batts, rolls, and blow-in fibers.
Requirements: Products must air seal (reduce air leaks). The tax credit does not include installation costs, material costs only.
How to Apply: For more information on how to apply for the tax credit, please visit the Energy Star website.
We proudly offer attic insulation services to Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun and Stafford County, VA.