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What is Attic Insulation?

Attic insulation is key for keeping your home comfortable. It stops warmth or cool air from escaping, which helps you use less energy. This way, you can keep your space warm in winter and cool in summer.

The Purpose of Insulating Your Attic

Insulation acts like a shield inside your attic. It keeps the air you want inside and the weather outside from affecting your home’s temperature. By doing this, you won’t have to use as much heating or cooling, which saves you money.

Benefits of Proper Attic Insulation

Putting in the right attic insulation has other good effects too. Here are a few:

  • Improved indoor comfort: Insulation helps keep your home’s temperature steady, making it cozy year-round.
  • Reduced energy consumption: With insulation, your heating and cooling systems work less, cutting your energy bills.
  • Enhanced sustainability: Using less energy means you’re helping the planet by lowering carbon emissions.
  • Increased home value: A well-insulated house is worth more because it means lower bills and more comfort for new owners.

How to Determine if You Need More Attic Insulation

Firstly, check your attic’s current insulation. Then, compare it against the right R-values for your region.

Evaluating Your Current Insulation Level

Step into your attic and measure your insulation’s depth. Identify its type too. Loose fill looks like soft, fluffy fibers or granules. However, batt insulation comes in rolls or blankets. You can use Energy Star’s chart to match the depth measurement with the R-value.

Recommended Insulation R-Values by Climate Zone

The DOE and IECC set recommended R-values by location and climate. For instance, the Northeast might need an R-value over 49. On the other hand, the South may get by with an attic R-value of 30 to 38. If your home’s current insulation is below these levels, consider adding more. This step will boost your home’s energy efficiency.

Preparing Your Attic for Insulation

Before you add new insulation, get the attic ready. Fix air leaks and do any needed repairs. This makes sure your home keeps heat or cool air well, saving energy.

Sealing Air Leaks

Air leaks make insulation less effective. They let out the air you want to keep in. Places like recessed lighting, attic hatches, and gaps around pipes let air escape. Use caulk, weatherstripping, or foam to seal these spots tight.

Making Necessary Repairs

First, check the attic for problems like leaks or pests. Fix these things before putting in new insulation. This stops more damage and helps the insulation last longer. Fixing any holes or cracks in the walls or floor keeps your insulation working better.

Types of Attic Insulation

Homeowners can pick from two main types of attic insulation:

Loose Fill Insulation

Loose fill insulation, referred to as blown-in insulation, is easy to add to existing attics or new ones. It consists of small, light fibers or granules like fiberglass, cellulose, or mineral wool. A special machine blows this material into the attic, covering even the smallest gaps. This makes it perfect for attics with lots of stuff in them, or areas that are hard to reach.

Batt Insulation

Batt insulation, also called fiberglass rolls, comes in a sheet form. It’s often used in attics. Made from fiberglass fibers, it varies in R-values to meet different climate needs. This kind of insulation is easier to put in than loose fill, which is why many homeowners choose it as a DIY project. It’s designed to cut around obstacles and can be placed between the attic’s floor joists.

Professional Attic Insulation Installation

Hiring a professional insulation contractor is the best choice. They have the right tools and know-how to insulate your attic well. This makes your home more energy efficient.

  • They check your current insulation and find the right type for your area
  • Before the new insulation goes in, they fix any air leaks and repair the attic
  • They spread the insulation out evenly, using either loose fill or batt insulation
  • When done, they get rid of the old insulation in a way that’s good for the environment
  • They also give a warranty, so your investment is protected

Having a pro on the job saves you from mistakes. It makes your house work better and feel nicer.

Attic Insulation FAQ

Do you offer any packages or discounts for multiple services?

Yes, we offer bundled service packages and seasonal discounts. Contact us for more details on current promotions.

Are your technicians certified and insured?

Absolutely. Our technicians are fully certified, insured, and trained to provide the highest quality service.

What safety measures do you take during the cleaning process?

We follow strict safety protocols, use protective gear, and ensure all work areas are left clean and hazard-free.

How can I schedule an appointment with Sweeppy?

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What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, checks, and online payments for your convenience.

What should I do if I have pets in the home during the cleaning service?

We recommend keeping pets in a separate, safe area to ensure they are not disturbed by the cleaning process.

Do you provide any guarantees or warranties for your services?

Yes, we stand by our work with a satisfaction guarantee and provide warranties on specific services. Contact us for more details.

Can you provide references or reviews from previous customers?

Absolutely. We have numerous positive reviews and can provide references upon request. Check out our testimonials on our website and social media pages.

How can I contact Sweeppy for more information or a quote?

For more information or to request a quote, call us at 210-981-4195, email us at [email protected], or fill out the form on our website. We’re here to help with all your cleaning needs.

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Our Customer Reviews

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Nathan and his assistant were fast and efficient and friendly. They got the dryer vent all cleaned out before it caused any problems. He told me there is a newer vent that is recommended but didn't push it on me. Just informational for me. I love that and will fire sure be doing the upgrade with Sweeppy because of how he didn't try to continuously upcharge me.

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Nathan was very helpful and responsive with my chimney needs. I can’t recommend him enough!

Joe Collins April 25, 2024
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Expertly repaired and replaced my cracked chimney panels. They also did a good job cleaning my chimney prior the work they completed. Highly recommend.

Durand Gregory April 22, 2024
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Contacted Sweeppy after checking out some reviews to clean dryer vents/ducts. Talked to Nathan to confirm that they serviced my area, which they did. Nathan scheduled an appointment, sent Dennis, Asaf, and one other young man. After checking my roof, I was told that they could not clean the duct through the roof vent as the existing vent was not a proper dryer vent. They left and contacted Nathan to discuss with me. Nathan confirmed that the existing roof vent was more for an attic gable fan and would need to be replaced. He would order the part and call me to reschedule. The appointment was set for today between 8am-10am, the same crew called to let me know they were on the way. Upon arrival, they removed the old vent, cleaned out duct, installed new and correct roof vent (after some adjustment cuts), tested for proper function. I even did a load of towels and drying them took half as long as before. All is good. Kudos to Nathan and his staff for their promptness, professionalism, and quality work. I will definitely use them in the future and possibly their carpet cleaning services. Thanks again Tony Baltazar Canyon Lake

Anthony Baltazar April 5, 2024
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We used Sweeppy LLC yesterday. Our home was built 33 years ago and they did an excellent job without making any mess at all. They answered all my questions. And we are excited not to be concerned about a chimney problem for several years to come. We carefully chose them from a field of more than a dozen chimney sweeps. And at this point, we can highly recommend them. No over charges, no extra charges just the quoted charge over the phone.

Greg Schipper March 14, 2024
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Lived here 30 years. Never had the chimney cleaned. Hadn't used in years. Animals ripped the siding off the chimney and it leaked when it rained. In 3 days, the chimney was cleaned, waterproofed, siding and trim replaced and painted. They hauled the old stuff away and swept for nails. Communication was great! Every text responded to. Questions answered. Very pleased. Sweeppy is the best!

Monica Burchfield March 11, 2024
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Very knowledgeable and helpful.

Debbie Garcia March 4, 2024
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Nathan and team gave us suggestions and also listened to our needs and vision to come up with the most economical way to improve the function of our fireplace without spending a lot of money. We will definite use them again!!

pami Boozer January 28, 2024
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Nathan responded to quote request within a few hrs and scheduled with me for the next morning… on a Sunday! He was on time, knowledgeable and helped me to confidently and safely use our gas fireplace for the first time since we moved in. Definitely recommend.

Wendy Graham January 22, 2024
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Nathan & Company were great to work with. The issue with my mock gas fireplace was expertly diagnosed and repaired. After calling a few other companies, where I received no call backs…I was grateful to find Sweeppy. From first contact and during the process, Nathan is excellent at communicating. I found Nathan to be knowledgeable and kind. Honest and reasonable pricing as well. I highly recommend this company for your fireplace and chimney needs.

Saffron Jones January 19, 2024
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Nathan and his team arrived on time. He quickly diagnosed the problem with our gas-ceramic log fireplace pilot and the burner, which were not staying lit. He fixed the problem, and the fireplace is working well just in time before the colder weather arrived. I strongly recommend them for your needs.

VPS Nathan January 14, 2024
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I had been meaning to have my chimney inspected and cleaned since I moved into my new house 9 months ago, but kept putting it off. Yesterday I learned that a cold front is coming through soon, one that could cause power outages like in 2021. I quickly looked up chimney sweeps and my first call was to Sweeppy (admittedly, because I liked the name). I spoke to Nathan who explained the process, which was all new to me, gave me a quote, and he had a crew of three guys at my house in under 3 hours. They were all polite and efficient, performed the inspection, cleaned the fireplace and chimney, and left after telling me to expect Nathan to call, which he did a few minutes later. We went over the results of the inspection together and he made a few recommendations without at all being pushy or trying to make me get upgrades immediately. I noted that he was doing this after the crew left, and he explained he doesn’t want to turn his workers into salesmen and instead let them focus on their job, which I appreciated. He also accepted payment through Zelle, which was very helpful since this was short notice and I didn’t have many options on hand at the time. And, yes, the price itself was very reasonable for the service. Now I am more confident about using my fireplace for the first time, knowing it’s been checked out and cleaned. Thanks, guys!

Chanel Gamboa January 9, 2024
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Great company and people! They helped and answered our questions even after the job was complete. They care about their customers. Great customer service!

Ashley Gregory January 6, 2024
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Was so helpful with all my questions very informative of the process to have my chimney cleaned and inspected since it was the 1st time using in the new house.

Kayla Reyna December 26, 2023