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Although fiberglass is the most common type of insulation used in residential attics, it may not always be the best material for homeowners to use. A Champaign roofing professional may recommend spray polyurethane foam or rigid foam instead. There are several great reasons why spray or rigid foam may be preferable to fiberglass whether it is sprayed into the attic or installed by a professional in rigid batts.

The best reason to use a foam material is that it does not have a light and fluffy consistency like fiberglass does. When a material is light, it allows air to move around it, which can cause heat loss, drafts and other issues that could leave a home less comfortable and energy efficient than it should be when properly insulated. Fiberglass may also be condensed over time, which could erode its ability to keep the home at a steady temperature over many years.

Neither spray nor rigid foam can be compressed or have any of its properties changed once it is installed. Therefore, it may be considered a more durable and reliable material for homeowners who want to keep the attic insulated from the harsh winter cold or the extreme heat and humidity that occurs during the summer months.

Insulating the attic from outside temperatures may be a top priority for homeowners who want or need to use their attic as a storage or living space.

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In smaller homes, an attic can act as an additional bedroom, or it could even be converted into a space that can be rented to a tenant. If a home doesn't have a garage, shed or basement, the attic could be used to store Christmas decorations, tools or other materials that don't fit well inside of the home.

Even homeowners who don't need to use their attic for any specific purpose may wish to insulate it to help their HVAC system work well. When operating in an adequately insulated space, it may take less energy to create hot air or spread hot or cold air throughout the home. In addition to helping regulate the home's temperature, allowing heating and cooling systems to work at peak efficiency can further reduce energy usage and lower energy bills.

Whether a homeowner chooses to use a rigid board material or a spray foam, it can be a great way to make a residential property a more comfortable place to live. Additionally, it can be a great way to get the most out of every available square foot in a home and possibly increase its value for years to come.

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