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Houston Attic Insulation Specialists
As the largest metropolis in Texas, Houston is uniquely rich in diversity, talent, and first-class attractions such as the NASA Space Center, the Theatre District, and Galveston Bay. But Houston also suffers from extremes of weather: it oscillates from extreme heat and humidity in the summer to wet, cold winters. Without proper attic insulation, these extremes of weather can wreak havoc on energy costs and air quality. That is why knowing a dependable Houston attic insulation company is key to maintaining a comfortable home and reducing energy costs.
Why is Attic Insulation Important?
Insulation refers to the layer of materials that are fitted and fastened in between the interior and exterior of a structure’s walls, floors, and ceiling. Its sole purpose is to moderate the level of temperature inside the home or business. Attic insulation is especially important in Houston because the roof and ceiling are the entry points for cold and hot air.
Houston summers can be brutal with temperatures reaching the triple digits in some months. This can drastically raise the overall temperatures in the home to unbearable levels. So having proper attic insulation is necessary to protect the interior of your home from experiencing the record high Houston summer temperatures.
Insulation Maintains Optimum Room Temperatures
The primary function of attic insulation is to keep your rooms at the temperatures you prefer. But if you find that certain rooms in your home are cold in the winter, or muggy in the summer, you may have improperly installed attic insulation. This problem goes further than personal comfort; it can affect your energy efficiency.
Attic Insulation Affects Energy Efficiency
The sole purpose of attic insulation is to foster your home or business’ energy efficiency.
Whenever a home or business’s energy bill is high, it’s common to blame it on the HVAC system. This is because whenever your home or business is not properly insulated, your HVAC system works harder than it should. Not only does this make it grossly inefficient, but it also leads to higher energy costs.
For homes in hot and humid places like Houston, special attention is needed when it comes to the underside of the roof, not just the floor of the attic. This needs a professional attic insulation company like Air Quality Tech to add an extra layer of protection and help keep the heat regulated inside the attic. This automatically translates into a reduction in your overall utility bill because your air conditioning unit won’t be working as hard.
Insulation Preserves Indoor Air Quality
All homes have cracks, no matter how small. Consequently, these cracks can allow outdoor particles to gain access to the home. A properly insulated home is safe, while an improperly insulated one allows microbes in. These microbes can include mold, allergens, bacteria, and other particles that can negatively impact your air quality including your respiratory health.
Insulation Protects Against Moisture Build-Up
Houston is renowned for its high humidity levels. One of the many things insulation keeps out of your home is the Houston humidity. Without proper insulation, you may find your home more prone to moisture build-up. Unfortunately, moisture build-up leads to mold, and mold can lead to a host of structural and health problems.
Insulation Soundproofs Your Home
Noise reduction may be one of the last things on your mind if you have an insulation issue. However, as a homeowner, you should have every comfort guaranteed. If you can hear the kids playing down the street, you may find that your insulation seal is lacking.
Types of Attic Insulation
At Air Quality Express, we offer several types of attic insulation, including fiberglass, batt, and blown-in. Thus, listed below is a description of each type of attic insulation, so you can determine which one is the best fit for your home.
Much cheaper than the common alternative, cellulose, fiberglass insulation is our go-to material. Most importantly, fiberglass is non-flammable and heat-resistant, which means it is much more resilient to the Houston climate than cellulose is. In addition to heat resistance, fiberglass also inhibits mildew and mold growth.
Available in rolls and pre-cut panels, batt insulation is the most cost-effective insulation option we offer. Furthermore, our batt insulation also features flame-resistant facing, further protecting your home from the Texas heat and its effects on wiring and appliances. And because our batt insulation comes in an easy-to-apply form, this method is our quickest and most painless.
If your home has complicated surfaces to fit, blown-in insulation is your best bet. Using a truck-mounted hose, we can fill every gap and space with fiberglass insulation. Therefore, this method is perfect for supplementing existing batt insulation and is very effective in reducing heating or cooling costs.
OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND.
Most homes across the country have an attic. Attics are crucial for keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. However, because attics are generally not spaces that we use on a daily basis, we tend to forget they’re even there. Over the years, our attics can deteriorate, making them unsafe, inefficient, and unsanitary.
WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU CHECKED YOUR ATTIC?
Because our attics are generally only accessible by a small hatch in the ceiling, they’re difficult to get to, especially for those with mobility issues. However, inspecting your attic is absolutely crucial to do on a regular basis. That’s because attics, when not properly sealed or ventilated, can play host to a whole slew of nasty bacteria and mold. This can severely impact the air quality in the rest of your home, not to mention your energy bill.
WHAT WE DO
Air Quality Express is the attic expert in Houston, Tx. For over 10 years, we’ve delivered quality, affordable, and reliable attic restoration, attic cleaning, and attic insulation services to our valued clients. We identify problem areas, get rid of mold, clean up in tight spaces, and completely seal and insulate the attic. Your attic doesn’t have to be your dirty little secret anymore!
ATTIC INSULATION REMOVAL
Over time, your attic’s insulation wears down. Through moisture, weather conditions, and age—your attic insulation loses its ability to do its only job, which is protecting your home from the elements. Not only this, but attic insulation begins to harbor bacteria and mold that have been known to cause serious health problems via long-term exposure.
Our team has the expertise and ability to inspect your attic and ensure that your home is safe. We begin by making sure there aren’t dangerous levels of airborne contaminants. From there, we assess the quality and age of your attic insulation. Some of the insulation may be salvageable, which reduces the cost of new attic insulation. However, there are times when it is both unsafe and unwise to keep your current insulation in place any longer. In this case, we work diligently and safely to remove the insulation.
ATTIC INSULATION REPLACEMENT
Whether the insulation has been removed by you, someone else, or us—we offer affordable and exceptional attic insulation replacement. Often, our clients note a remarkable change is the air quality of their homes. But always, our attic insulation replacement clients tell us how much they save on their energy bill now that their attic is sealed, properly insulated, and properly ventilated.
The EPA estimates that homeowners save an average of 15% per year on their energy bills just by replacing their insulation. It is often much higher than this number, and typically, new insulation pays for itself within a couple of years. Since proper attic insulation can last upwards of 80 years—that’s a massive saving over the course of your ownership of that home. New attic insulation often raises the value of the property in the right market conditions, since home inspectors ALWAYS inspect the attic.
ATTIC INSULATION REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT
Everything you need to take your attic from a liability to an asset. Our team is experienced and qualified to assess, remove, and replace your attic insulation so that you can rest easily. We offer clean attics, insulated homes, and the peace of mind of knowing that your home’s air quality is safe for you and your family.
WHY AIR QUALITY MATTERS
We spend at least 75% of our lives inside our homes. This number continues to climb as we deal with pandemics, remote work, and decreased reliance on the outside world for our basic needs. This demonstrates the importance of having exceptional air quality in our homes.
Thankfully, our HVAC systems, our hygiene practices, and our insulation regulations have led to cleaner air quality in our homes. However, we need to stay diligent in order to keep that air clean. Cleaning your attic, removing old insulation, and installing new insulation can go a long way to making sure that happens.
KEEP MOLD AT BAY
Mold can become a real problem in a hurry if left unchecked. Because attics are tucked away, a mold problem can be right under our noses for years before the rest of our home is visibly affected by it. During this time, the air quality in your home can deteriorate beyond unsafe levels. If you’ve noticed mold in your home, then please don’t hesitate to call us immediately so we can assess the damage, and rectify the situation. Mold restoration is often covered by your Insurance!
At Air Quality Express, we provide a whole host of services designed to keep your home warm, clean, and safe. Our team is always standing by to answer your questions. Please contact us if you would like to find out how we can help. We offer Same-Day appointments, and are fully Certified!
Your Houston Area Attic Insulation Experts
Whatever type of insulation you may determine is the best for your home, Air Quality Express is your source for dependable attic insulation installation in the Houston area. Give us a call at (832) 781-0105 to schedule a same-day inspection. We look forward to getting your home climate and air quality as comfortable as possible.