Are you looking for attic insulation contractors in the Miami area? Installed Building Products of Miami can help you. We work with homeowners and contractors to install attic insulation and specialize in home and commercial insulation services.
Don’t overlook the savings you can achieve with the proper attic insulation in place.
Contact our insulation installers in Miami at (305) 929-8657 today to get started on your attic insulation project.
Why Should I Insulate My Attic?
If you’re unsure whether your attic needs more insulation, it might be worth considering these common signs of inadequate attic insulation. If one or more of these sounds familiar, you may have a problem:
- Rooms below your attic are the most uncomfortable rooms in your house when the weather gets intense.
- You have moisture or air infiltration in upstairs rooms.
- Smells seem to come into your house from your dusty attic, or they pass through your attic from outside.
- You notice drafts and hot spots in the upstairs rooms of your home.
- You want your attic to be usable as a finished space, but it’s way too hot.
Starting to think you might need attic insulation? Contact us today at (305) 929-8657 to learn more.
Professional Attic Insulation Services in Miami, FL
As one of the biggest sources of heat loss in homes, insulating your attic is vital in improving energy efficiency. Whether it’s unfinished or used as extra living space, the attic space holds a lot of potential for energy savings.
Although it’s best to talk to home insulation professionals about the specifics of your project, it’s generally recommended to insulate knee walls and floors.
Attic insulation, also referred to as loft insulation, can help:
- Maximize energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills
- Make your home or building a more comfortable space
- Improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and furnace
- Contribute to a healthier environment
Call (305) 929-8657 or contact us online to schedule attic insulation services in Miami.
How Much Insulation Does My Attic Need?
Here in Miami, we’re in Zone 2, which requires R-30 to R-60 for uninsulated attics and R-25 to R-38 for attics that already have a few inches of insulation.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, insulation should be installed:
- Between and over the floor joists in unfinished attics to seal off the living space below
- In the attic access door
- Between knee wall studs
- Between the studs and rafters of exterior walls and roof
- In ceilings with cold spaces above
Loose-fill (blown-in fiberglass) and batt insulation are typically installed in an attic. Although not as common, spray foam can also be used as attic insulation.
If the ducts in your home are in unconditioned space, such as the attic, be sure to seal and insulate them to maximize energy efficiency. Our team can assess your space and help you determine the right solution for your attic.
Read more about insulating your attic from ENERGY STAR®.
Schedule attic insulation services in Miami by calling (305) 929-8657 or contacting us online.
Retrofit & New Construction Attic Insulation Installation
The IBP of Miami team installs retrofit (re-insulation) and new construction attic insulation. We have experience installing different types of insulation in different types of attics.
Whether you need to re-insulate your attic or insulate the attic of a new house you’re building, look to our team to get the job done right. We can install attic and loft insulation.
Contact us today to learn more about our attic insulation services in the Miami area.
Call Today for Attic Insulation Installation in Miami, FL
Our insulation team adds energy efficiency, comfort and value to homes in your area. We offer the knowledge, experience and resources few companies can match.
Call (305) 929-8657 or contact us online. We’re looking forward to helping you with your project.
Frequently Asked Questions About Attic Insulation
How much insulation do I need in my attic?
The U.S. Department of Energy includes Miami in Climate Zone 1 and thus suggests you should add between R-30 and R-49 worth of insulation to an uninsulated attic, or R-25 to R-30 if you already have a few inches of insulation but worry that it’s inadequate or old.
Different insulating materials offer different R-values, which affect the actual amount of materials needed. For example, an inch thickness of closed-cell spray foam offers between R-3 and R-7.
How can we install attic insulation over existing insulation?
Many insulation products can be installed directly over your existing attic insulation if it’s in good condition.
Spray foam insulation, for example, can almost always go over anything that already exists. Any gaps will be filled during the process, and the whole will be sealed tight when the process is complete and the foam has expanded.
Other materials, like cellulose spray, fiberglass batts or blown insulation, might also be installed over existing insulation as long as there’s sufficient space for the added material.
What type of insulation is best for an attic?
It depends on how you intend to use your attic and what sort of insulation it already has. If you want a finished attic you can use comfortably, you’ll want something like spray foam insulation or fiberglass batts, which can insulate along exterior surfaces to keep the attic at a comfortable temperature.
If you don’t need to keep your attic comfortable, you can use spray foam or blown fiberglass along the bottom of the attic and not worry about insulating the attic itself; instead, you’ll want a barrier between your attic and the occupied rooms of your house.
When should I replace my attic insulation?
Your attic insulation should be replaced if you notice any sign of significant air leaking coming from the attic. In colder climates, this gets especially obvious in winter because of how snow melts from a leaking attic, but in Florida’s heat, you’ll need to look for more subtle signs:
- See how hot your ceiling feels in rooms adjacent to your attic.
- Take note of hot drafts on the top floor of your home.
- Check if there are any obvious gaps or flaws in your insulation.
Water damage is less subtle and requires a full replacement — no repairs or covering up moldy insulation.