Homeowner Upgrades Attic with Cellulose to Make Home More Comfortable

Location: Siletz, OR

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This homeowner called Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver to investigate the attic as the home was not comfortable in winter or summer.

Our crew removed all the old pink fiberglass insulation for two reasons:

1) If you add insulation on top of the old stuff, it just gives critters a nice warm blanket on top of them—they will still live in your attic.

2) Without removing the old insulation, you cannot get at the areas that need to be sealed up before new insulation is blown on top. An amazing number of houses are leaky; air they were paying to heat or cool was just leaking out into the attic because of the stack effect.

Our insulation crew then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation that is treated with borate to deter critters from nesting in it.

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