As one of the biggest sources of energy loss in homes, the attic should be properly insulated. Do you need attic insulation services in the Los Angeles or San Diego area? Contact OJ Insulation today or keep reading to learn more about attic and knee wall insulation!
If you’re insulating an attic, the knee walls are important. They are short walls (usually no more than 3 feet high), used to support the rafters in roof construction, with attic space behind them. Knee walls are found in many older houses, where the ceiling on the top floor is an attic or there is a dormer window.
According to the Oak Ridge National Labratory, the open joist ends below the knee wall should be sealed with rigid foam, high-density cellulose or batt insulation. The knee wall (and attic floor) in the attic space behind should be insulated to the recommended levels. You can also insulate and air seal the rafter space along the sloped ceiling of the knee wall space.
Insulation should also be installed in between the studs of knee walls. In addition to knee walls, you should also insulate:
Unfinished attic spaces
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Insulating (or re-insulating) your attic helps ensure:
Unfinished or finished, the attic holds a lot of potential for maximized home energy efficiency and savings.
If you have any questions or if you’re ready to start your insulation project in Los Angeles, San Diego or the Bay Area, contact our attic insulation installers today—call 800-707-9278 or fill out the form on this page!
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