Homeowners Get 2-for-1: Comfort, Plus Critters Deterred by Insulating Attic
Completion date: August 6, 2018
Location: Creswell, OR
When asked to rate their home’s comfort on a 1 to 10 scale, with 10 being best, these Creswell, OR homeowners said 5 to 6. Besides wanting to get rid of the rodents they could hear living in the attic, they wanted to be more comfortable in their home.
This couple did research online and called our company for an appointment. Our Energy Consultant put on his protective gear and crawled into the attic. There was definitely evidence of rodents (see photos)! Critters do love living in fiberglass; they were using certain areas for their toilet and certain areas for living.
The solution to deterring animals from living up there, plus to make their home more comfortable to live in, is sealing and insulating. First off, our crew removed all the old, icky insulation. This allowed them to see all the areas that were leaky and seal them (see photo).
They then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation into the attic to the higher R-60 level. Animals do not like to nest in it this; it is treated with borate, and they don’t like how it feels. It also makes a giant “blanket” in the attic, helping to keep heat in the house below, plus help prevent hot air in the summer from entering the home.
It was an easy choice for these homeowners as they got two problems handled with one solution!