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3 Types of Attic Insulation to Combat Cold Drafts

Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Kimberly Sletten

With the winter season well into effect, cold drafts are a common problem for many homeowners. How do you solve this problem? Read below to find out more about how you can rid of these cold spells and become more energy efficient. 

Blanket Insulation:
Perhaps the most common type of insulation is blanket insulation. While this type is common, it may not be the best option. Compressing of the rolled batts can lead to the insulation losing effectiveness by 50%. Not to mention that holes and gaps can be left leaving cold air to circulate and condensation to occur in certain areas. Isn’t that the problem we were trying to combat in the first place?
Blown-in Insulation:
Blown-in insulation, which is good for cutting heating costs, is a top choice for homeowners this time of year as well. It also happens to be that blown-in insulation can reduce heating costs by 40% . This type of method can also be used on top of existing insulation, and is also offered by Woods Basement Systems. 
Along with blown-in insulation, Woods Basement Systems offers another type of attic insulation for your home. Tru-Soft cellulose insulation is not only made up of recycled paper products, but also an effective solution for solving your cold draft problem. Tru-Soft has been given the highest fire safety rating, as well as being a protectant against insects and mold. 
Attic insulation will not only help throughout the cold winter months, but during those hot summers the Midwest is known for. Check back next week for our blog about air sealing, which is the first best step before adding attic insulation. For a free, no obligation quote on either blown-in or cellulose insulation, contact us today!
About the author
Kim Sletten is the Public Relations Coordinator for Woods Basement Systems, Inc., and a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communications with a focus in advertising and public relations.

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