The Star Tribune, Minnesota’s largest newspaper, recently released an excellent article detailing essential information for anyone installing attic insulation.
The article was written by Reuben Saltzman, the co-owner and president of Structure Tech, a home inspection company in Minnesota. Through detailed analysis and visual examples, Saltzman explains common tactics in identifying an air leak within an attic, with particular care given to attic bypasses.
Attic bypasses are the spaces between conditioned rooms and the attic above them. It is here where air leaks can commonly occur, and where attic insulation is critical. These bypasses are where a lot of ice dams, frost damage, moisture, and mold can build up in an attic.
Homeowners can check their own bypasses for leaks and insecure construction, but the work is not pretty. Attic insulation is not a job you want to spend your Saturday performing. Air leaks in bypasses can often be handled by spraying foam insulation evenly over the problem areas. Unfortunately, this is not easy or fun work, and most homeowners don’t want to go through the trouble of subjecting themselves to chemicals and cramped spaces. If that is your case, contact a proper home insulation dealer or contractor to take care of the dirty work and ensure it is done the right way.
yellowblue™ multi-layer reflective insulation works in addition to existing insulation within a home. In order to get the best results possible, air sealing within your home is recommended in addition to installing this insulation.
Make sure to check out Saltzman’s detailed article, and contact yellowblue™ today to see how we can help you get the most out of your home’s insulation.