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Attic & Ceilings:

Attics & Ceilings are typically one of the most important areas to have adequate insulation and can account for 40% of a homes energy loss. Fortunately, attics are usually the most cost effective areas to treat and offer the best bang for the buck.

 

Recommended R-Values:

Attic - R-49 Minimum

Ceilings - R-38 Minimum

 

Click topic tabs below or visit our Technical Library for more information.

  • Air Sealing

    Air sealing is a vital component to making a building energy efficient and comfortable. Every building contains gaps and cracks through out its structure contributing to air infiltration. These extra gaps and cracks add up across the building and create unwanted air infiltration to the heating and cooling load costing the homeowner much money and greatly reduced comfort. Typically the older the building is the more air infiltration it has.

     

    Air sealing the structure is vital to non-air barrier insulation products such as fiberglass and cellulose insulation. When insulation is installed without managing the structural air leakage the insulation material becomes simply an air filter. Moving air through insulation dramatically diminishes its performance and effective R-Value.

     

    Many insulators and homeowners are completely unaware of the importance of air sealing a building. It is recommended that air sealing only be conducted by a certified professional trained in blower door guided air sealing such as R-Pro's technicians and auditors. Without the proper training and equipment a home can be made too well sealed (tight) creating a dangerous indoor air quality problem.

    Air Sealing Attic Gaps and Cracks
    Air Sealing Attic
    Attic Air Sealing
  • Cellulose

    Cellulose insulation is is a recycled paper based product. It can be blown into Attics and injected into cavities. It typically has the lowest cost point of all insulation materials. Available Products: - Blown Cellulose - Net & Blow (BIB) Strengths: - Good Thermal Resistance. - Reasonable Cost. - Fast & Safe Installation. - Can be injected (Dense Packed) into cavities. Weaknesses: - Not an Air Barrier product. Requires good air sealing of structure before insulating. - Chemicals added for fire suppression. - Organic, Can support mold growth. - Dusty - Settles and deteriorates over time needing additional material added. - Can absorb moisture

    Cellulose Insulation
    Cellulose Attic Insulation
  • Fiberglass

    Fiberglass insulation is one of the most cost effective ways to insulate your attic. R-Pro uses only the highest grade Owens Corning fiberglass insulation available. R-Pro is also the only Owens Corning "Certified Energy Expert" in Central Ohio. That means we are the only company in this area that Owens Corning has the confidence in to offer you a full 10 year Owens Corning installation warranty!

     

    Available Products:

     - Fiberglass Batts (Kraft, Un-Faced, Foil & Vinyl Faced)

     - Blown Fiberglass

     

    Strengths:

     - Inorganic, will not support mold growth.

     - High recycled material content.

     - Will not settle or deteriorate. It will last the life of the home.

     - Good Thermal Resistance.

     - Reasonable Cost.

     - Fast & Safe Installation.

     - Not Dusty

     - Can be injected (Dense Packed) into cavities.

     

    Weaknesses:

     - Not an Air Barrier product. Requires good air sealing of structure before insulating.

    Panther Blowing Fiberglass
    Blown Fiberglass Attic Insualtion
  • Radiant Barrier

    Radiant barriers can be an effective way to reduce attic temperatures making an insulation system more effective. This product is currently being widely misrepresented as an alternative to a proper insulation system by many companies.

     

    Energy is transfered in 3 ways. Conduction (Thermal Transfer through a structure), Convection (Air Movement) & Radiation (Like The Suns Rays heating the interior of a car). As the name implies, Radiant barriers only reduce the radiant energy transfer. Conduction and Convection are much larger problems in a cold weather climate such as Ohio.

     

    Radiant barriers can be a great compliment to a good insulation system. R-Pro recommends that the radiant barrier be applied on the underside of the roof deck with a radiant barrier spray such as BASF's Radiance. This effectively reduces radiant heat transfer from the sun hitting the roof shingles by 80%. A lower attic temperature provides for a better performing insulation system and a more comfortable home on those hot summer days.

    Barrier effectiveness
    Radiant Barrier Attic Temperature
    Radiant Barrier On Roof Deck
  • Spray Foam

    Spray Foam has become increasingly popular due to its excellent thermal and air barrier properties. Spray foam is available in two primary types: Open Cell and Closed Cell.

     

    Open Cell foam is spongy and offers excellent air barrier and R-Value per inch. The expansion rate is typically 180:1. Open Cell does not provide a vapor or moisture barrier. It's lower cost as compared to Closed Cell make it a good choice for attic decks.

     

    Closed Cell foam is a rigid product offering the highest R-Value per inch of all insulation products and also boasts thermal, ignition, air, moisture & vapor barrier properties. Expansion rate is typically 30:1. Closed Cell is an excellent choice for attic decks, cathedral ceilings & roof decks.

     

    Available Products:

     - Open Cell

     - Closed Cell

     

    Strengths:

     - Air Barrier

     - Inorganic, will not support mold growth.

     - Will not settle or deteriorate. It will last the life of the home.

     - Good Thermal Resistance.

     - Not Dusty

     - Can be used to eliminate problematic ventilation in cathedral ceilings, flat roofs and attics.

     - Closed cell can be used below grade on masonry walls and further provides water proofing abilities.

     - Highest performance on nearly any application.

     

    Weaknesses:

     - Highest Cost.

     - Non-SPF trade workers recommended to vacate site during and for 24 hours after completion of application.

    Bayer Spray Foam
    Spray foam roof deck and wall.
    Closed Cell Spray Foam On Roof Deck
    Closed Cell Spray Foam

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