Rule Your Attic with Wisconsin Home Improvement

The attic is one of the most important areas of the home, and that’s not because it may house sentimental items or holiday decorations. Your attic is key when it comes to your home’s energy efficiency. Regardless of the season in Wisconsin, if your attic is not properly insulated and air sealed, it can cause you to suffer with uncomfortable indoor temperatures and high energy bills month after month.

Investigate Your Attic Insulation

The first step to ruling your home is to rule your attic. By determining the state of your attic’s insulation, you’ll be able to formulate a plan to make improvements. You can call a professional right away to determine what state your attic is in, but you can also go and see for yourself. In order to safely conduct an attic investigation, you may need boards to walk on, a tape measure, a flashlight, a hard hat and some other protective gear for the face, eyes and hands.

You can begin by doing a quick visual check when looking across your attic, where you should hopefully be able to see some insulation. If that insulation is below or level with the attic floor joists, you will need more insulation. If you can’t see the floor joists, your attic insulation may be sufficient. However, it’s important that the insulation material is distributed evenly throughout your attic without any dips.

Another way to investigate is to measure using a measuring tape. Keep in mind, however, that some older attics may contain vermiculite insulation. This is a pea-size, flaky gray material which may contain asbestos. Don’t disturb vermiculite insulation! Be sure it is professionally tested first to determine whether asbestos is present. Other insulation can be readily measured. If there is no thermal resistance (R-value) printed on the batts, you can calculate your insulation’s R-value by measuring its depth and then multiplying that number by the insulation’s per-inch R-value.


Recommended Levels of Attic Insulation in Wisconsin

Due to Wisconsin’s varied weather with hot summers and cold, snowy winters, it’s important your attic has the appropriate amount of insulation. If your attic was entirely uninsulated, you will require from R49 to R60. If your attic already had an existing 3-4 inches of insulation, it will need R38 to R49 insulation.

Attic Insulation from Wisconsin Home Improvement

The experts at Wisconsin Home Improvement have years of experience in improving attics through air sealing and insulation. We can determine just what your attic needs and WILL professionally install your insulation. By ruling your attic, your home will soon be more comfortable, healthy and energy efficient, allowing you to save on energy bills.

Wisconsin Home Improvement can help you rule your attic! Contact us or call (262) 345-9922 to schedule attic insulation installation for your home today.

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  • I just wanted to take a minute to thank you and your Madison crew for the great work they are doing. Over the last few months I have worked closely with Dann, Roger, Marc and Jeremy and am extremely impressed with their attitudes and the quality of their work.

    Brandon Langeteig, Project Home, Inc.
  • We were pleased with work done by Mike and Kevin. They deserve a pat on the back. Thanks!

    Eugene Hefter, WI
  • Steve and Frank are very good representations of your firm -- very professional. Thanks!

    Jim Young, WI
  • The work your team did is fantastic! Also I would like to compliment your crew on their professional approach to our house and their work.

    Ryan, WI
  • Jan and I were amazed and impressed by the crew’s positive work ethic coupled with their gracious and friendly manner. Obviously they knew what they were doing and set to task with quickness and absolute thoroughness… you have our deepest appreciation.

    JoAnne and Jan V., Greendale, WI
  • Please thank your crew for the great job they did here. They were all very personable, worked very hard, and they took the time to explain what they were doing.

    Barbara F., Belgium, WI
  • Thursday and Friday of last week one of your crews were at my home putting in some additional insulation and doing some other work. I just wanted to tell you that my wife and I were very impressed with the professionalism of your men.

    John & Jennifer P., WI
  • Your employees were prompt, courteous and friendly.

    Lois W., Menomonee Falls, WI
  • I wanted to thank you and your team again for the
    great work you did and insulating our home. It is only been a week, and the
    difference is amazing. Every room in this house feel substantially warmer.

  • Mike & Erin M.

    We wanted to provide feedback on our experience with Peter, who did our home energy audit.  We felt he went above and beyond what was expected of him.  He was very thorough and was genuinely concerned about any issues causing inefficiencies in our home.  He explained things i

  • Tim S.

    Steve, just a side note and I would not send this if it was not completely true - Mike and Pete were both fantastic. I was impressed. We had just had other major construction and have many comparatives for the work WHI did. I would come home and never know they had even been there.