Colorado Insulation Golden Denver
Efficiency Revolution installs fiberglass and cellulose insulation in Golden and Denver Colorado homes to help keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Missing or inadequate insulation is one of the biggest reasons for energy loss in most Colorado homes.
How much attic insulation is needed in Colorado? Insulation levels are measured as “R values.” The higher the R value number, the better the insulation level. R 49 to R 60 attic insulation levels (about 17 to 20 inches of insulation) are recommended in Colorado.
Fiberglass vs Cellulose insulation
Blown fiberglass insulation is by far the most common attic insulation type for a lot of reasons. Why is fiberglass is better than cellulose? Fiberglass less dust than cellulose, there are fewer additives, fiberglass doesn’t smolder if exposed to a heat source like your furnace or water heater exhaust pipe (aka flue), and it won’t compress your existing insulation at all like cellulose insulation. Cellulose insulation is very dense (heavy), so if we add cellulose, on top of fiberglass, we have to add a lot more to account for compression of the existing insulation and settling. This is a waste of resources and money. Fiberglass insulation settles very little or not at all, while cellulose might settle 2-4 inches within just a year. If you prefer cellulose, we can do that too. Cellulose is better for noise reduction because of its density.
In addition to improving comfort, adding more insulation to your Colorado home will help lower heating and cooling bills and improve your home’s resale value.
Crawlspaces and Basements
The living space above many Colorado crawlspaces is cold because the crawlspaces are poorly insulated if at all. We can fix that problem and make your house warmer in the winter. See the photos below for an example of the work we typically do on crawlspaces.
If you need insulation added to your home or office, or if you would like us to evaluate your insulation levels, call us today for a free estimate (303) 868-6653.