What is Blow-In Insulation?

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Whether it’s scorching hot or freezing cold — or somewhere in between — attic insulation can help keep the temperature regulated in your family’s home. Blow-in insulation is a great option to better insulate your attic, and the roofing experts at Porter Roofing & Restoration specialize in adding it while your roof is being installed or repaired. If your Central Indiana home needs a little extra insulation this spring, keep reading to learn whether blow-in insulation may be right for you.


How is blow-in insulation installed?


Fiberglass insulation helps to keep your home’s temperature regulated (and energy costs down) by trapping air to resist the passage of heat flow. Blow-in insulation does a great job of this because the thicker the insulation, the more air pockets form and the lower your heat loss. During installation, it is broken up and expands in the blowing machine, and is then literally “blown” into your attic to fill in space between the studs, cracks, and crevices in your attic.

When should I add blow-in insulation?


If your home is older than 10-15 years, there’s a high probability that it’s not as insulated as it should be. Our roofing experts can take a look at your attic during our free roof inspections and build the cost of new insulation into your project estimate. Installing blow-in insulation is especially easy while our roofing crews are already performing repairs or a new roof installation since we can bring it in from the outside, rather than through the attic entrance inside your home.


What are the advantages of blow-in insulation?


Blow-in insulation installed with Porter Roofing does not absorb moisture and resists mold growth. It is noncorrosive and noncombustible, and can be installed quickly and easily when completed by a professional. Blow-in insulation can even help to reduce sound transfer to your home if you happen to live in a neighborhood with a lot of street or traffic noise.


Can better insulation save me money?


Did you know that 90% of homeowners would pay up to $5,000 more for a home that uses less energy? With better attic insulation from a blown-in installation, you could help lower your utility bills by up to 15-20%. And on top of the “green” you’ll save on energy costs, you’ll also be “going green” to protect the environment from fewer greenhouse gas emissions.


What type of insulation does Porter Roofing offer?


At Porter Roofing & Restoration, we work with our partners at Owens Corning® to provide you with the best insulation in the business. AttiCat® PINK® blow-in insulation is installed exclusively with the AttiCat® machine to cover your entire attic in less than 1.5 hours. Offering complete coverage, even around HVAC ducts, pipes, wires and outlets, you’ll notice better comfort in your family’s home in no time. Owens Corning also offers Thermafiber® Mineral Wool as a loose-fill insulation alternative made with 70% recycled content.


If you are interested in learning more about improving the insulation in your home’s attic, contact the Porter Roofing experts at 317-350-ROOF or schedule a free consultation online today.