Colorado Insulation Golden Denver
Efficiency Revolution installs 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 16.5 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 is less dusty than cellulose, there are fewer chemical 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, unlike cellulose insulation. Cellulose insulation is very dense (heavy), so if cellulose is added 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 does not settle after application, while cellulose might settle 2-4 inches within just a year. Why would you want to insulate with cellulose when its performance decreases over time?
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 your Colorado crawlspace is often cold because crawlspaces are typically poorly insulated, or the crawlspace is not insulated 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.