Vaulted & Cathedral Ceiling Insulation
Not sure how to properly insulate a vaulted or cathedral ceiling?
Thinking of insulating your vaulted ceiling?
Vaulted / Cathedral Ceilings & Scissor Truss’s
Cathedral Ceilings can be re-insulated using cellulose dense pack Method.
Scissor Truss’s are cathedral ceilings that the insulator can crawl threw from the attic access area.
Knee Walls have attic on one side and a heated area of the home on the other. We put extra fiberglass along the Knee wall to stop air leakage.
Loose-fill Attics are our regular blown-in insulation attic service.
Insulation can be a keystone to energy maintenance when properly installed. Hire a company who treats insulation as a service rather than merely a product.
Highly Suggested Optional Services
Whole-House Attic Fan Barriers are suggested to provide a barrier blocking insulation from entering the attic fan. Dust may settle on the attic fan and may appear the first time you use it after insulation has been installed. House attic fans may leak air. Various versions may be available with various sealing properties. Covering your attic fan seasonally may help stop air leakage. No permanent cover should be placed over a whole house attic fan unless you decide not to use it.
Recessed Light Barriers are tin barriers around recessed lights. They are required for non-IC rated light applications.
Attic Access Barriers keep insulation from falling into living space when access lid is open.
Pull Down-Stairway Covers are a future product we may carry. They seal attic access holes with drop down ladders very tightly.
Baffles can leave an airway path for ventilated attic spaces. Customer must request to include baffles with job (additional charge).
Top Hats are energy saving light covers that are a great product and acts as a barrier to insulation that helps prevent air leakage around leaky recessed lights.
Sealing Air Leaks ~ To get better efficiency out of your attic insulation, air sealing is recommended prior to insulation. See tips page on how you can weatherize your house.
Information about Recess Lights
Recessed Lights can be a major energy drain on a house. Air leakage around recess lights loses up to 15% of home energy consumption. I-C Rated lights are insulation certified meaning contact with insulation is permitted. Air leakage effectiveness of IC and non-IC rated recessed lights vary. 2006 IECC codes now require recessed lights installed to have an approved system for reduced airflow and to be IC rated. Not all air tight cans truly stop or reduce air, Choose an airtight light that meets Washington State Energy Codes.
Consider track lighting as an energy saving alternative.
Before you remodel or if you wish to help stop air leakage purchase IC air tight recessed lights. It is now code in the when placed in the thermal boundary for new construction.
Halo 5 In. Remodel I-C recessed can Air-Tite Model H5RICAT (Around $16.90/Each at Home Depot and other various stores.) We found that the Halo model light keeps out the highest amount of air and allows direct contact of insulation. Non I-C rated lights must be protected with an approved insulation barrier. Tin or Insul-Shield is one common product that distances the light from insulation. (Recessed light barriers).
Energy savings recessed light covers for IC rated lights may help lessen heat loss as well.
- Customer Preparation for Attic Insulation
Please inform us if anyone residing in the house has lung or breathing issues. Cellulose, however non-toxic, may be a dust nuisance.
–Access to 3 circuits (more than one outlet can be located on the same circuit) is required.
–We may need access to your driveway. Car(s) should be parked on the street for personal use or in case of emergency.
–Please fix known existing attic electrical problems in wiring and electrical boxes prior to insulation.
(Existing insulation is generally recommended to remain in your attic, unless smoke or mold damage is present.
–Please remove any storage items from your attic.
–Inform the crew of each recessed light, heat lamp, fireplace, or whole house attic fan which runs into the area which will be insulated.
–Remove pictures or any items which may be knocked loose around the attic access holes.
–Remove any fragile or breakable items in the pathway from the attic access hole to where the insulation truck would be parked. Occasionally this path would be through a window when stairways create a far distance for the truck to go.
–Provide access to breaker box.
Crawl Space Insulation
This really helps create an energy efficient home.