Types of Attic Insulation for Your Home Published on July 30, 2016 You get that attic insulation is important for retaining cool air in your home during the summer and warm air in your home during the winter. If you’re a frequent blog reader you may also realize that there are government and energy discounts available if you upgrade or install the suggested attic insulation. You may even know that the ideal amount of attic insulation can help reduce your monthly energy bills. But are you sure what type of attic insulation would be right for your home? Below are the three major styles of attic insulation: Roll-On Insulation This is typically the least expensive type of attic insulation because it is relatively simple and quick for professional contractors to install. It is highly flexible, allowing it to fit snuggly between studs, rafters, etc. and the tight fit helps trap the air inside. Blown-In insulation This style of attic insulation is generally more efficient as a result of the loose-fill allowing the insulation to occupy smaller gaps where air could likely leak through. Blown-in attic insulation is also resistant again moisture, which helps avoid mold and odor from growing in your attic. Spray Foam Insulation Spray foam insulation is the most energy-efficient type of attic insulation because it spreads and firmly seals all holes where air could potentially leak from. Not only does the spray foam attic insulation have an air-tight seal, but it generally works longer than other kind of attic insulation. Before you make a final decision, assess the R-value your home requires. The R-value is the amount of insulating ability. The higher the R-value, the higher the insulating power. For example, spray foam has a higher R-value than traditional insulations, resulting in better insulating power. To find out more about what kind of insulation you require for your home, or to set-up your no-charge in-home consultation, call Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 385-399-0280 today!