Blown-In Attic Insulation Indianapolis, IN

Blown-in attic insulation installed by Bone Dry Roofing

Part of a Full Roofing System

Your roof is a complex system and proper insulation is just one component of that system. You can count on the experts at Bone Dry Roofing for insulation, roofing, roof repairs, and gutters in Indianapolis, all backed by the industry’s leading manufacturer warranties. For more than 30 years your Indianapolis neighbors have counted on Bone Dry Roofing, and it is time you did too!

Insulation is vital to keep your home’s interior temperature comfortable. It will also prevent moisture and heat from damaging your walls and roof. However, attic insulation can only accomplish all that it should if it is professionally installed by expert technicians, like the pros at Bone Dry Roofing. Not only can we recommend the right type of insulation for your attic, our crews will use best industry practices, which include:

  • Insulating wiring and pipes so that they don’t freeze during Indianapolis winters.
  • Avoiding cracks, gaps and compression.
  • Making sure grills and vents are not blocked, so that air continues to flow freely through your home’s ventilation system.

Are you having Bone Dry Roofing replace your existing roof? That’s the ideal time to have us address your insulation issues. Unlike other roofers, Bone Dry’s team likes to get into your attic to see what’s going on from the inside. We’ll take photos for you of what we’re seeing and, if applicable, make recommendations on how much attic insulation you’ll need to protect your home year-round, in all kinds of weather. Improving your home’s insulation will cut down on your energy bills and prolong the life of your roof by protecting it from damage.

Is Your Attic Leaking Costly Energy?

Turn to Bone Dry for Top Quality Attic Insulation

A properly insulated attic can bring down energy costs and keep your family warm and dry throughout the harshest of Indiana winters. Call (317) 873-6005 or use our convenient online form to get a free quote from Bone Dry Roofing, one of the top Indianapolis roofing companies.

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What’s an Ice Dam?

Ice dams form when an uninsulated (or poorly insulated) attic warms the underside of the roof deck. Snow or ice on the exterior surface melts and runs off, only to refreeze when it reaches the roof’s exposed edge. This can create a solid wall of ice that blocks additional flow. Water can then back up under your roof shingles and into your home, which can result in expensive damage. But a properly insulated and ventilated attic means your roof stays cooler, which helps to slow melting and prevent the formation of ice dams. 

Blown-In Insulation FAQ

Where is blown-in insulation the most effective? 

Blown-in insulation is most effective in the attic space of a home. 80% of a home’s efficiency is directly related to what is in the attic. 

Does Bone Dry install blown-in insulation in areas other than my attic or overhead crawl space?

We install blown-in insulation into wall cavities and attic spaces. In crawl spaces we install spray foam insulation.

How does attic insulation help my roofing system?

Attic insulation lengthens the life of the roof by preventing warm air entering the attic. Warm air in an attic space is the perfect formula for creating condensation. A wet, condensating attic can damage decking, cause water stains on drywall, and has the potential to grow mold in the attic space. 

Can you install attic insulation while you’re replacing my roof?

Installing insulation while installing a new roof is ideal. As such, we won’t  need to enter the home to install, as all work can be completed from outside. 

What if I already have insulation in my attic? Should I have it inspected? 

90% of homes are either under insulated or insulated incorrectly per the Department of Energy. It is always a good idea to take advantage of our free insulation inspections. 

What does “R” value mean?

 “R” value is the industry standard to rate insulation. “R” stands for resistance to heat flow. The higher the “R” value, the greater the insulating power. 

What ”R” value is recommended for residential homes?

Typical “R” values of blown-in attic insulation are 3.5 per inch with a recommendation of an R-60 in the attic space, or 20” of total insulation. The higher the “R” value, the more insulating power, but also the more insulation needed.

Do you use any special equipment?

Our insulation inspectors use high quality thermal imaging to determine the amount of insulation in the walls and attic and to inspect for potential air leaks. This allows us to see areas of your home where heat is escaping, giving us all the information needed to solve your insulation problem.

Can I expect energy savings by installing blown-in attic insulation?

Per the Department of Energy, every inch of insulation added to your home can save you approximately $100 annually on energy bills.

What kind of attic insulation does Bone Dry install?

Bone Dry Roofing installs Pro-Cat insulation from Owens Corning. This contractor grade blown-in insulation has a settling rate of less than 1%.

Do you install new insulation on top of old insulation?

It is not necessary to remove old blown-in insulation before installing new insulation. In some cases, however, if the insulation is wet or soiled (for example, if a raccoon or other pest moved into your attic), it is wise to remove the old, affected insulation.

How long does a typical attic insulation installation process take? 

A typical attic insulation project ranges from 3-6 hours on site.

Can attic insulation help specifically with an isolated area of my home that is considerably colder or warmer than the rest?

A cold spot in the home is a signifier that there are areas in the attic that are significantly under insulated. By contacting Bone Dry Roofing, we can inspect your attic space to determine the best course of action for more comfortable living.

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We offer free attic inspections and estimates for our insulation services. Contact Bone Dry Roofing today!

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