Attic Insulation

Properly insulating your attic will help reduce your energy bills

Faszold Service now offers whole house attic insulation and air sealing.

Faszold Service uses Cellulose Insulation. Cellulose Insulation is blown into attics using a special pneumatic blowing machine. It forms a blanket of interlocking fibers providing maximum thermal performance. Cellulose Insulation may be easily installed over existing insulation for increased R-Value and energy savings. Below are the many beneficial aspects to Cellulose Insulation.

THERMAL PERFORMANCE

  • Fills all voids and gaps in ceilings and attics
  • Reduces radiant heat flow
  • Lowers Heating and Cooling Costs

MOLD RESISTANCE

  • Uniquely formulated to resist mold, mildew and fungus
  • Independent scientific research articles published on its mold resistance

FIRE PROTECTION

  • 100% borate formulation provides fire retardancy
  • Meets or exceeds all federal and state requirements
  • Passes all required ASTM test standards
  • Fire resistance lasts the lifetime of the building structure.

RECYCLED CONTENT

  • Contains approximately 80% post-consumer recycled paper
  • Regionally Collected Paper
  • Paper collected from Local Recycling Program

INDOOR AIR QUALITY BENEFITS

  • Contains no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)s
  • Free of ammonia fire retardant
  • Will not off-gas or corrode metal

Cellulose Insulation provides many beneficial aspects when installed in an attic. This offers energy savings, comfort and safety to the homeowner Faszold Service procedures for air seal and attic insulation.

Faszold Service recommends the following procedures first to enhance the attic insulation:

  • Seal all attic-to-home air leaks. Most insulation does not stop airflow.
  • Duct exhaust fans to the outside. Use a tightly constructed box to cover fan housing on attic side. Seal around the duct where it exits the box. Seal the perimeter of the box to the drywall on attic side.
  • Cover openings—such as dropped ceilings, soffits, and bulkheads—into attic area with plywood and seal to the attic side of the ceiling.
  • Seal around chimney and framing with a high-temperature caulk or furnace cement.
  • At the tops of interior walls, use long-life caulk to seal the smaller gaps and holes. Use expanding foam or strips of rigid foam board insulation for the larger gaps.
  • Install blocking (metal flashing) to maintain fire-safety clearance requirements (usually 3 inches) for heat-producing equipment found in an attic, such as flues, chimneys, exhaust fans, and light housings/fixtures unless the light fixtures are IC (insulation contact) rated. IC-rated lights are airtight and can be covered with insulation.
  • Make sure insulation doesn’t block soffit vents to allow for attic ventilation with chutes.
  • Check the attic ceiling for water stains or marks. They indicate roof leaks or lack of ventilation. Wet insulation is ineffective and can damage your home.
  • At the tops of interior walls, use long-life caulk to seal the smaller gaps and holes. Use expanding foam or strips of rigid foam board insulation for the larger gaps.

Also insulate and air seal your attic access if it’s located in a conditioned part of the house.

Properly insulate and air seal any knee walls—vertical walls with attic space directly behind them—in your home as well.

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