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Blown Insulation: Inadequate Amount?

Blown Insulation: Inadequate Amount

One of the most common problems we encounter in the field is with blown insulation. This is because so few attics over the past fifty years have actually been inspected after they are blown. During the past fifteen years, we rarely have found attics with blown in insulation that deliver the specified R-value. We’ve literally inspected hundreds of attics missing as much as 20% - 50% of the blown-in insulation. In other words, these attics were never done right to begin with!

At SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores we prefer a blown-in insulation to a fiberglass batt installation because, when done right, a blown-in insulation does a better job than a fiberglass batt.  A blown material conforms better to the framing, wiring, recessed light cans and plumbing. The Achilles heel of blown in insulation is that it is more subject to sloppy workmanship and fraud.  Call a company that cares!  Call us today for your next project at (586) 741-5050.