There is no getting around the fact that keeping your home warm in winter is expensive. Sure, you can dial down the thermostat and get used to wearing extra flannels or bulky sweaters indoors to reduce the cost. But if you have an unfinished attic area, or one with insufficient insulation, giving it the proper amount of insulation is one of the simplest ways to cut down your heating bill this coming winter.
Why Insulate Better?
Many homes in the Chicago area predate the need for energy efficiency. They may have little to no insulating materials in critical places. They may lack insulation after remodeling projects. Consider the move from typical 1960s-era light fixtures hanging from the middle of a room to dramatic, recessed lighting fixtures. Often these recessed fixtures are not insulated. The same is true for your home’s hidden areas:
- Attic stairway
- Garage door
Every uninsulated nook and cranny provides an expensive avenue for treated air (warm or cool) to escape, and untreated air (hot or cold) to enter.
Air Leaks Cost You Money
Owens Corning ProCat
ProCat is a fiberglass expanding blown-in insulation that can be quickly and perfectly positioned in your attic to provide advanced coverage. Our expert, trained crews use a special machine to break up and fluff the Fiberglass insulating material, giving it millions of additional insulating air pockets.
Insulation levels are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R-Value, the better the thermal performance of the insulation. The recommended level for Chicago area attics (Zone 5) is R-49 to R-60, about 14” – 22” thickness of insulation. Your Beldon consultant will inspect and measure what approximate R-Value you have, and what thickness insulation is needed to maximize your savings.
Huge Benefits With ProCat:
- New advanced formula
- Higher insulating performance
- Better ice dam protection
- Reduced wind-wash
- 80.6 Ft @ R30 �18% More Coverage
- Installs 10% Faster
- Bright pink color
- Lower dust and static
Because of the Chicago area’s brisk fall and snowy winter climate, insulating services can save you real money season after season. Beldon can assess your attic and provide the right insulating solutions to your home. Your furnace or boiler will not have to work as hard after we insulate your home.
Summer, you save on cooling costs when your home is properly insulated. Hot air stays outside; cool air recirculates and keeps your central air conditioner from overworking.