Adding Blown-In Insulation to Your Attic

Why use the AttiCat Insulation Blowing MachineBlown-in insulation is either a type of cellulose that’s either blown or sprayed into your wall’s cavities, attic, or floor. This environmentally friendly material consists of recycled newspaper, making it easier on your skin and lungs.

Why use the AttiCat Insulation Blowing Machine

This machine does a great job of breaking and fluffing the insulation up by adding millions of small air pockets to it. These air pockets are what give the attic insulation its insulating power. There are several reasons why you’ll want to use this machine the next time you must install attic insulation, including:

  • The machine makes it quick and easy to install insulation. The entire process should take less than 4 hours for a 1,000 sq. ft. attic.
  • You won’t have a mess to clean up afterwards since the release and expansion all happens inside the machine. There won’t be much dust either.
  • This system is both safe and reliable. It only requires minimal handling of the attic insulation.
  • The insulation is very dense so less air moves through it than what moves through the traditional fiberglass batt insulation.
  • It’s inexpensive while it’s also not energy-intensive to produce.

Installing Your new Insulation

Knowing the benefits of using this system, you probably want to know how to get started installing this insulation. The first thing you must do is determine how much insulation you’ll need. Once you’ve done that you must gather together the insulation, the blowing machine, safety glasses, gloves, and a dust mask (protection is great even though this process isn’t very messy).

Once you have your blower you must move the hose from the entryway of your home to your attic. Fortunately, most blowers have a long enough hose to reach. Once it’s there simply plug the machine in and load the insulation to the hopper before you let it blow.

Start blowing the insulation from the farthest corner of your attic’s floor toward the exit. This produces “loose-fill” insulation which slows air and heat transfer. Your goal is to create a fluffy covering of insulation. While this sounds easy, attic insulation isn’t a DIY “job” that everyone feels comfortable undertaking by themselves. We at Done Rite Insulation understand this and we’re here to help. Over the years we’ve helped many people in the area get the insulation their home need so they can enjoy monetary savings when cooling their home. We look forward to helping you too so get in contact with us today.

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