Insulating an attic with honeycomb cellular shades

Sep 16 2010

Insulating an attic with honeycomb cellular shades
Insulating an attic with honeycomb cellular shades
FOXNews.com reports that one of the biggest ways homeowners can reduce energy bills may be to look up into the attic. Experts say if this area is poorly insulated, it can cost homeowners 30 to 40 percent of the heating or cooling in a home, which makes energy bills skyrocket.

This is a particularly important consideration as the temperatures drop, and finding out whether the attic is leaking can be as easy as inspecting the rafters. Buying bundles of blown-in loose cellulose or fiberglass and transporting it home can be the first step in warming up a drafty roof.

If a homeowner opts for the blown-in cellulose, it will require the use of a machine known as a hopper. A hose is wound up to the attic and the cellulose is fed through it, so the attic can be sprayed with the insulation to the desired thickness.

Fiberglass can be rolled out onto the floor and cut up into slices, which can then be used to reinforce existing insulation.

Experts suggest that windows can also be a way for heat to escape a home during the winter and cold air to seep into a room. Hanging honeycomb cellular shades can help insulate a drafty area such as an attic, and is one of the more affordable options in preparing for the season's chill.
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