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Attic Insulation in San Diego & Los Angeles

When it comes to maximizing energy efficiency and saving money with insulation, the attic is the first place you should look. Insulating your attic (including knee walls) is one of the easiest ways to make your home more energy efficient. As you probably know, hot air rises, making attics one of the biggest sources of heat loss in your home—but you don’t have anything to worry about if your attic is properly insulated!

If you’re looking for residential insulation in California, OJ Insulation can handle all your needs. We can install any type of insulation in your attic, including:

Our Southern CA home insulation experts typically recommend radiant barrier insulation for attics. Radiant barrier insulation (or foil insulation) is a good option for attics because it increases your home’s ability to reflect, rather than absorb, the sun’s energy.

Never ask “Where can I find the best attic insulation near me?” again! If you need home insulation in the L.A. or San Diego area, OJ Insulation is the only name you need to know. Call us now at 800-707-9278!

Benefits of Insulating Your Attic

Although you may not go up in your attic every day, it doesn’t mean you should overlook the space when it comes to insulating your home! In fact, if you fail to install attic or loft insulation, your home—particularly the second story—will be much hotter and more uncomfortable in the summer.

Although foil insulation is recommended, there is no “right” type of attic insulation. The most cost-effective option would be to combine a radiant barrier with blown insulation. Many types of insulation are good at stopping heat transfer.

  • Fiberglass insulation is very effective at stopping heat transfer into a colder area (heat leaking out of your warm house into the cold winter air!).
  • Cellulose insulation has similar qualities to fiberglass and is great for re-insulating all areas in your home, including the attic.
  • Radiant barrier insulation, as mentioned, helps your home reflect heat from the sun, keeping your home significantly cooler.
  • Spray foam insulation is extremely energy efficient because of its high R-value, and is great for insulating hard-to-reach places because of the liquid spray application.

OJ Insulation even offers environmentally friendly insulation options for your project!

Insulating (or replacing existing insulation in) your attic helps:

  • Reduce your utility bills and maximize the energy efficiency of your home
  • Make your home a more comfortable space with more consistent temperature throughout
  • Improve the efficiency of your heater and air conditioner, since they likely won’t have to work so hard to regulate your home’s temperature
  • Reduce noises on different levels inside (especially useful if your attic is used as a living space)
  • Contribute to a healthier air quality environment inside your home

The Pros and Cons of Using Spray Foam in an Attic

Spray foam insulation can be an excellent way to seal and insulate an attic, as long as it is done correctly. With R-values of 6.0 per inch for closed-cell forms and about 3.6 per inch for open-cell versions, spray foam offers excellent insulating performance, and because it expands to fill any gaps or voids in the framing, it provides impressive air sealing performance as well. This can significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs, and it can make your home more comfortable.

On the other hand, spray foam is a bit more costly than other types of insulation, and there can be problems if it is installed improperly, such as mold and moisture issues. If closed-cell spray foam is installed on the underside of the roof deck, it may shorten the life of your roof, though open-cell foam can breathe enough to be used successfully. A professional installer, such as our experts at OJ Insulation, can avoid these pitfalls, however, providing a proper, energy-efficient installation.

Are you interested in spray foam for your attic insulation? Call (800) 707-9278 or contact us online today to speak with our home insulation experts.

Where to Use Spray Foam in an Attic

Open-cell spray foam can be used on the underside of the roof deck, in knee-walls, in eaves and in the attic floor. Closed-cell spray foam should only be used in the attic floor and knee-walls. Using it on the roof deck will prevent the attic from venting properly and could harm the roof, unless airspace is added between the roof and the insulation.

If you are insulating the attic floor with spray foam, any existing insulation should be removed to avoid condensation and air quality issues. An airspace should also be maintained around hot surfaces like appliance flues, chimneys or non-contact-rated recessed lighting.

To learn more about the installation requirements of spray foam or other types of insulation, call our experts today at (800) 707-9278 or contact us online.

New Construction & Retrofit Attic Insulation Installation

The OJ Insulation team installs retrofit (re-insulation) and new construction attic insulation. We have experience installing many different types of insulation in a wide range of styles of attics and can handle all your insulation needs. Our Southern California installation team has you covered.

Attic Insulation Removal and Replacement

Is your attic insulation old or dirty? It may need to be removed and replaced. Attic insulation that is past its prime is usually inefficient, contributing to higher energy bills and an uncomfortable home environment.

When removing attic insulation, you should always trust a professional to do the job right. If you need help in Southern California, trust OJ Insulation!

Attic Insulation Installation in Los Angeles & San Diego

In addition to being properly insulated, an attic should also be sealed and ventilated. A home insulation company will be able to give you more specifics on attic insulation, so you can be sure your home doesn’t lose any more energy.

If you have any questions or if you’re ready to start your insulation project in Los AngelesSan Diego or the Bay Area, contact our attic insulation installers today—call 800-707-9278!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Install Radiant Barrier Insulation Even If I Already Have Attic Insulation?

Yes, you may want to install radiant barrier insulation under your roof, even if you already have insulation in the attic. Here in Southern California and other warm climates, it can be cost-effective to install both a radiant barrier and thermal insulation in your attic.

How Much Insulation Do I Need to Install?

Well, that depends on a few different factors, the biggest two being the age of your home and the climate zone you live in. The amount of insulation you need to install will also depend on things like the type of heating and cooling system you have, the areas of your home you need to insulate, etc.

What Does R-Value Mean?

You may have heard the term “R-value” before in relation to insulation. The R-value of a type of insulation measures how well it stops heat transfer (the higher the R-value, the better!), but it depends on the material, thickness, and density of the insulation.

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