Are you looking for attic insulation installers serving West Palm Beach, Florida and the surrounding areas in Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Martin counties? Installed Building Products of West Palm is a good name to know.
We work with homeowners and builders for retrofit and new construction projects throughout the West Palm Beach area. Our professionals offer a variety of insulation materials to help make your attic (and entire home) as energy-efficient as possible.
Get an estimate for your attic insulation today by contacting IBP of West Palm online or calling (561) 223-1030.
Why Insulate Your Florida Home’s Attic?
As a significant source of energy loss in homes, the attic should be properly insulated. Even if yours isn’t finished, it needs to be insulated. Failing to ensure you have the right amount of insulation in your attic can negatively affect your home’s overall energy efficiency.
Benefits of Attic Insulation in West Palm Beach, FL
Insulating (or re-insulating) your attic, including knee walls, offers many benefits. It can help:
- Reduce energy bills
- Make your home a more comfortable space year-round
- Create a uniform temperature throughout your house
- Create a healthier environment inside your home
Best Insulation Materials For Florida Attics
The most viable material depends on your attic and unique situation, as no one material is right for every attic or loft insulation situation. At IBP of West Palm, we offer a few different options when installing attic insulation.
- Fiberglass batt insulation is one of the most commonly installed types of insulation and works well in many attics.
- Blown-in fiberglass insulation is ideal for filling in small gaps and cracks and has excellent soundproofing abilities.
- Spray foam insulation provides total coverage and helps air seal any space.
The best type of insulation for an attic will depend on your home’s specific needs. Our expert insulation installers will consult with you to make a recommendation based on your unique circumstances, including how much attic insulation you need.
We are proud to offer attic insulation from trusted manufacturers like BASF, Icynene, CertainTeed and Owens Corning.
Speak with one of our insulation experts today to discuss which type of insulation is right for your home’s attic. Call (561) 223-1030 or contact us online to get started!
Get a Quote for Your Attic Insulation in West Palm Beach, FL
Ready to insulate your attic? Contact IBP of West Palm and schedule a FREE consultation today! We serve homeowners throughout Palm Beach County, St. Lucie County, Martin County and the surrounding areas in Florida.
Contact us online or by phone at (561) 223-1030 to schedule your attic insulation project or get an estimate!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much insulation do I need in my attic?
The amount of insulation recommended for an attic varies based on the climate you live in, whether you already have some amount of decent insulation in place and other factors.
In West Palm and most of Florida except for the very southernmost tip, you’ll be in what the Department of Energy considers Climate Zone 2. That means that an uninsulated attic should add between R-30 and R-60 worth of insulation. If you already have 3 or 4 inches of insulation in place, the DoE recommends adding R-25 to R-38 atop the existing insulation.
How to insulate an attic’s roof rafters?
If you want an attic to be climate controlled, rather than just isolating it from the rest of your home, you may want to insulate your attic’s roof. There are a few ways to achieve this, depending on your goals. A team can carefully insulate the rafters with fiberglass batts, the same way you would any other exterior surface with supports.
You can also apply spray insulations, such as spray polyurethane foam or cellulose wet sprays, to great effect. Keep in mind that these can look more unappealing than fiberglass batts if you’re not going to cover them up with drywall or the like.
Can you install attic insulation over existing insulation?
Yes, as long as you have space, you can always add new insulation atop old (but still effective) insulation. You may want to remove insulation if you’re limited on space and the existing insulation is damaged or ineffective so that you can replace it with something with a better R-value density. You should also immediately remove any insulation that has water damage or shows signs of pest infestation or the like, as it’s not going to keep your home insulated and may contribute to costly problems over time.