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Insulation is in attics, roofs, ceilings, walls and floors and acts as a barrier for the hot and cold air. Insulation naturally regulates the temperature of your home, ensuring it stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. By regulating the temperature of the home, the home will be more comfortable for the occupants and will save you money in your heat and air conditioning costs. Our team offers services for removing and replacing attic insulation in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, and the rest of Northern Virginia.
Insulation makes homes more energy efficient. Less heat and a/c is escaping the home, when there is proper insulation. Installing insulation is the most effective thing you can do for your home to save money. Another thing about heat is that it rises, so your home can lose a lot of heat through the attic space in the winter, if it’s not properly insulated. Insulation can save homeowners on average 15% on heating cost and 11% on total energy costs. Approximately 90% of all single family homes in the United States are not properly insulated.
If you’re unsure of the condition of your attic insulation in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, or Alexandria, contact us for a free estimate to see exactly what is going on in your attic space. The estimate is free and the service is professional and friendly.
There are various types of insulation to fit the needs and goals of the home and customer and the location the insulation needs to be installed. These are the types of insulation we work with at Summit and will use for your attic insulation project.
The thickness of the insulation needed is determined by a factor called the R-value. The R in R-value stands for the resistance to heat flow. The R-value is how well the building’s insulation prevents the flow of heat in and out of the building. Insulations with higher R-value perform better. With better efficiency and performance, there will also be higher price associated with the higher R-value insulation. The ratings of the R-level are measured per inch of thickness and the ratings can tell you how well the insulation will keep the heat from escaping your home. Some factors that go into determining R-value are the thickness and density, temperature, aging and moisture accumulation in the home.
There are specific requirements when it comes to insulation that differs between states. When it comes to insulation regulations, states are sectioned into zones based on their climate. Virginia is part of zone four and an uninsulated attic in this zone will require R-38-R-60 insulation. Summit recommends R-49 for attic spaces, if the attic space can accommodate that depth of insulation. Some spaces are too restricted to meet the R-49 insulation level, in which case, Summit will install as much R-value as the space allows for your home.
The first step of getting new attic insulation is to have an inspection done.
Summit offers a free inspection for insulation where the technician will do measurements of the space and determine the best kind of insulation for your situation and the price of the job. trust Summit to get the job done efficiently, effectively. Insulation jobs usually can be done in one day, depending on how many sections of your home require insulation, what type of insulation is being used and the number of technicians working on the job. Another factor of how long the insulation job might take is how much work needs to be done in the attic space prior to the insulation being installed. For example, sometimes customers already have old insulation that will need to be removed and there might be other debris that will need to be removed before new, clean insulation is installed.
Once one of our expert attic insulation technician’s inspect your home attic in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria or other parts of Northern Virginia, then you’ll have a clear ideal of what needs to be done, how long it will take, and exactly how much it will cost.
If you have had animals (like bats, raccoons, or squirrels) or pests (mice or rats) living in your attic, they might have caused damage to your insulation. Wildlife and pests will tear up insulation, nest in it or even urinate and defecate in it. Not only will your insulation not be as effective, but it will also smell unpleasant and wildlife feces can have bacteria in it that can cause diseases or viruses to spread to you or members of your household. Summit can remove the old, damaged insulation that the wildlife or pests might have caused and thoroughly disinfect the area before installing new insulation. We can also find where the wildlife or pest gained entry into your property and do a seal out to make sure nothing else can get back in and ruin your new insulation. If the wildlife is still present, Summit Wildlife Removal offers removal services that will be completed before any insulation or seal out is completed.
After our team is confident that the wildlife is gone, we will begin the process of removing your attic insulation and replacing it with new blown in insulation, or whichever type of insulation is appropriate for your attic space.
Contact us today if you have insulation that has been damaged by having wildlife in the attic or pests like mice in your attic in Fredericksburg. Our customer service team is waiting to hear from you.
The price of insulation is constantly changing and the cost varies between types of insulation. For example, the price of spray foam varies greatly from the cost of batted or blown-in insulation. The price differs between R-values as well making the cost a challenge to determine without doing a proper inspection first. In addition to the cost of materials, we will not be able to accurately know how much labor will need to be done, whether there is a lot of clean-up and sterilization to do prior to the new install or if there is minimal clean-up. Our free attic insulation inspections will help the technician gather necessary information such as measurement of the space, type of required or desired insulation, the amount of insulation required for the job, approximately how long the job will take and the estimate for the job cost total.
At Summit Environmental Solutions, we provide free estimates for attic insulation replacement in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria, and Arlington, VA. If you need your attic insulation replaced, contact us for a free inspection. As we previously described, it all starts with a free inspection to determine what condition your Fredericksburg home’s attic insulation condition is. Our technicians are friendly, knowledgeable, and always have what is best for your home in mind whenever they provide an attic insulation replacement inspection.
Summit is local to Fredericksburg, so we know exactly what customers in the area need when it comes to attic insulation replacement.
Insulating your home has proven to provide the largest and quickest results for energy savings and comfort. Contact us today at 703-520-5868 for attic insulation services in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, and the rest of Northern Virginia.
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