ATTIC INSULATION WITH NEW ROOF
EXPERT BLOW-IN INSULATION INSTALLERS
Just like you wear a hat in the winter to keep you warm, your home needs a “hat” to keep you and your family comfortable. With the proper amount of attic insulation, your home will have its own protective barrier between the climate outside and your living space. This barrier helps protect your home from extreme temperatures and helps keep your interior temperature comfortable and consistent. To mitigate the fluctuations of extreme weather in the Mid Atlantic we install the highest-quality blow-in insulation of loosefill fiberglass.
Whether your home is brand new and in need of fresh insulation or it’s older and does not have enough insulation, our blow-in insulation installers can bring your home up to standard. PJ Fitzpatrick has been providing attic insulation services in Delaware, Maryland, Southern Jersey, and the Philadelphia area for over 40 years. The ideal time to insulate your home is while we install your new roof. Our crew will have easy access to your attic allowing us to provide insulation services effectively and economically.
Please note: Attic insulation is not a stand-alone service. We only offer insulation when we are installing your new roof, and because of the efficiencies involved, we do offer substantial saving on insulation when we install your new roof.
WE INSTALL ONLY THE BEST BLOW-IN INSULATION
PJ Fitzpatrick blow-in insulation installers use materials from the leading fiberglass insulation provider, Owens Corning. We install Pink ProCat® loosefill fiberglass thermal insulation. It is often recognized as the best choice for home insulation. Owens Corning loosefill insulation has received the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. It is also manufactured in accordance with the American Society for Testing ASTM C764. Owens Corning has been protecting homes since the 1930s.
EVALUATION AND INSTALLATION
Even if your attic already has insulation, it still may not be as protected as you think. Insulation loses effectiveness over time as it settles, and only 20% of houses constructed prior to 1980 have sufficient insulation. In addition, many types of insulation are not effective against heat transfer due to emission. If you are not sure whether your home is properly insulated, let us give you an evaluation. Our experts will determine the correct amount of blow-in insulation to bring your home up to an R38 insulation standard. And unlike other products or amateur installations, our materials can be applied in a dense mode, allowing for the correct insulation values under the eaves, and still allowing sufficient air space for your attic to breathe properly. Moreover, the ProCat® loosefill insulation can be applied over old or inferior insulation, which reduces the expense, the hassle, and the mess associated with removing deteriorated insulation.
INSULATION & ROOFING
Our blow-in insulation installation specialists can evaluate your attic to determine whether you need more insulation and if so, the appropriate thickness to achieve R38 protection. After we finish your roof, we will get started right away on your insulation.
Some older homes are un-insulated or very inadequately insulated. Because of this, they are subject to drafts, uneven temperatures from room to room, ice dams, high energy bills, and other potentially costly damage.
Each region of the U.S. has a specific insulation “R-value” that homes must meet in order to be safe, comfortable, and energy-efficient. PJ Fitzpatrick will bring your attic up to the recommended R38 value for the Mid Atlantic.
BENEFITS OF BLOW-IN INSULATION
While insulation is incredibly important during the winter months because hot air rises, it is also equally as important during the summer months. In the winter, your attic’s insulation helps trap the heat down inside your home while blocking the frigid temperatures that are outside. In the summer, it is just the opposite – your insulation helps keep the inside of your home cool while blocking the radiant heat from the sun that gets trapped in your attic.
Our blow-in insulation installers will bring your attic up to the recommended R38 value. With a properly insulated home, you can use your HVAC system, portable heaters, window ac units, and fans less often. This will help save money on your energy bills. Another benefit of proper insulation is fact that it can act as a sound barrier between your home and the outdoors. As a result, you can enjoy added privacy as well as peace and quiet.
INSULATION IS IMPORTANT TO HELP FIGHT HEAT TRANSFER
There are three ways that heat can transfer to or from your home.
Heat transfers through contact.
Heat transfer through the circulation of air.
Heat transfer from the sun.
WHY CHOOSE PJ FITZPATRICK
We vow to never use cheaper materials, hurry through an installation, or overlook local code restrictions.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY INSULATION GUIDELINES
In the Mid Atlantic, attic insulation is recommended to be at least R38. The chart below shows how much insulation home’s across the U.S. should have based on their typical climate.
WHAT ARE INSULATION R-VALUES?
Thermal resistance is determined by a material’s ability to resist conductive heat flow. This measure of resistance is called an R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the ability for the material to provide insulation. The type of insulation, its thickness, and density all play a part in R-value. If you are adding new insulation on top of existing insulation in your attic, you add the R-values of the individual layers to come up with the new R-value. If you are interested in improving your homes insulation, PJ Fitzpatrick can bring your traditional attic insulation up to code with additional blow-in insulation.
OUR ROOFING GALLERY
As one of the leading roofing companies in the area, we offer an array of roofing services to keep your home dry, safe, and looking great. Check out our roofing photo gallery to view some of the amazing transformations.
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