This Report Highlights
The Pros And Cons Of
Have you considered overlaying or adding insulation to existing insulation in your attic? Do
you know the advantages and disadvantages of this approach? Do you want expert advice
to help you decide upon the right approach, insulation material, and more? If you have
answered 'yes' read on!
An insulation specialist based in Park
City, UT has launched a new expert
report for you if you are a
homeowner, on the process of
adding insulation to your existing
As you may be aware, most attics are insulated, but the state of that
insulation and whether it is effective will depend on its age, material, and
how long it has been in place.
You may wrongly believe or be
unaware that your insulation
should be regularly checked.
Some insulation specialists use a process called overlaying
instead of removing and replacing old insulation to increase
the R value.
In case you are wondering, this
value relates to how well a material
resists the transfer of heat, so the
higher the R value, the better the
material is at insulating.
Advantages of overlaying include the fact it will save you time and money
and removes the likelihood of mistakes as the insulation that is already
installed will serve as a guideline or map.
However, some homeowners and
insulation specialists say it is a
potential hazard in terms of fire and
The disadvantages focus on the fact overlaying does not
consider the decay of the already installed insulation.
As times change, so too does technology
and the materials used in products such
as insulation. Your old insulation could
have been fine when it was installed, but
it may be considered hazardous now, for
A company spokesperson said: “Insulation levels are graded for informational purposes as R
values. Therefore, in addition to estimating the amount of insulation you will need in your attic, you
should also consider the kind of insulation that you will be seeking to install.”
“If you are planning on using loo