With decades of experience, we’ve handled all sorts of situations across the Chicago, IL, area. We provide new installation, improve existing installation and even remove dangerous or outdated insulation. If you’re looking for basement, roof, crawlspace or attic insulation in Chicago – we’ve got you covered!
During the cold winter months, you probably rely on either some kind of heating system to keep warm when inside. The problem is heat rises. So the heat your system generates rises into the empty attic.
At Chicago Insulation Pros, we’ll insulate your attic so the warm air actually stays where it should – around the people inside who want to be warm. For large spaces, we typically use rolls and bats of fiberglass insulation. Then we use spray foam or blown insulation to reach irregular spots and corner. Our team of professionals will ensure that your attic is completely sealed off, dry and has low thermal conductivity.
If you plan to finish your attic and make it a living space, that’s no problem. Often in these situations the best type of insulation is spray foam. Our team can spray foam onto the ceiling of the attic. This allows you to build out the attic while still keeping the entire space insulated against the Chicago climate.
What’s the Best Insulation for an Attic?
There’s no one correct answer. Instead, the layout of your attic will determine the best material. Rolls and bats can cover large areas quickly. If your attic has lots of nooks and crannies, spray foam or blown insulation might be a better choice in the 312 area. If you’re anywhere within the 60604 area we’ll come check out your attic and make a recommendation.
Does My Attic Need More Insulation?
It might. Rolls and bats can compress over time. Also, leaks and holes in the structure can develop due to extended exposure to wind and moisture.
Over time, insulation professionals have learned a lot of new tricks. For instance, today kraft paper typically faces the conditioned side of the space. This wasn’t always the case! If your installation was installed more than a decade ago, it’s probably not as efficient as it could be.
Can I Have Too Much Insulation?
You can. While Illinois does have cold winters and warm summers, there is a limit to how much insulation is necessary. After a certain point, you’re just wasting money. But you don’t need to figure out how much insulation your specific space needs. We’ll check out the specifics of your space and help you get the most insulation for your dollar.
Any large, uninhabited area of a structure is going to collect a lot of air. Basements typically collect a lot of air that is cold and damp. This can not only affect the temperature on the floors above, excessive dampness can affect the foundation of the entire structure. Mold can thrive in an un-insulated basement. Some mold can pose serious health risks to the entire household, so you want to make sure your basement is mold-free.
Basement insulation in Chi Town must be effective against cold and damp conditions. Depending on your situation, you might want interior wall insulation or exterior wall insulation. The types of materials used depend on the design of your basement. If you’re looking for information on basement insulation in IL, contact us today. We’ll come to your location and offer our expert recommendations.
Does My Basement Need Insulation?
Most likely. Any large, unfinished area of your house can collect hot or cold air. This can wreak havoc on your utility bills.
Plus, a lack of insulation in the Chicago environment can lead to mold. And mold can pose serious health risks to you and your family.
How Does Basement Insulation Work?
Insulation prevents moisture build-up and the development of mold. It also prevents cold or warm air from moving into or out of the house, as well as between floors. Your cooling or heating system will no longer fight with the outdoor elements.
What is the Best Insulation for a Basement?
This depends on how you use your basement. If you plan to finish your basement, you’ll probably want to insulate during construction. If your basement will remain unfinished, you might want blown insulation or possible rolls/batts of fiberglass. We can help you determine what’s best.
In the summer months, unwanted warm air can flow down from the roof into the living space. This results in excessive use of the air conditioner. Here in Illinois, we experience a variety of temperatures throughout the year. Our Chicago roof insulation professionals will insulate your home against both the warmth of the summer and the cold of the winter.
What is Roof Insulation?
Basically, insulation that goes in your attic or roof. In some cases, your roof might actually be removed for insulation to be installed underneath (although most cases are far simpler). Roof insulation is a way to regulate the temperature within your house all year round.
How Does Roof Insulation Work?
Simply put, insulation prevents air from moving from one floor to another within your house. Finally, roof insulation keeps your attic dry and helps prevent mold from forming inside.
What’s the Best Insulation for a Roof?
If the area under the roof is used by people (and needs to be heated and cooled appropriately), we often recommend spray foam underneath the roof. If the attic area is unused, rolls of fiberglass insulation are usually very effective (and can fit almost any budget). Of course, each situation is different. We’ll recommend insulation as appropriate for your specific needs.
If your crawlspace is improperly insulated, you’ll notice drafts, air leaks, and cold floors. In fact, cold floors are probably the number one complaint we deal with! Fortunately, crawlspace insulation is one of our specialties.
We have several strategies we can use based on the specific layout of your structure. Fiber rolls and batts cover large areas. Spray foam or blown insulation works well for nooks, crannies, and irregular areas. We offer a variety of Chi Town crawlspace insulation services, so we’ll work with you to find a solution that fits your needs and budget.
Does My Crawlspace Need Insulation?
Are your floors cold? If so, your crawlspace probably needs insulation. Lack of crawlspace insulation is the number one cause of cold floors, especially during the winter.
What is the Best Insulation for a Crawl Space?
Many crawlspace insulations professionals will tell you rolls of fiberglass insulation are all your crawlspace needs. But you need a Chi Town insulation professional. The truth is, cold winters and hot summers require more than just roll installation. You’ll also need to insulate around the floor joists. This usually requires blown or spray foam insulation.
We Can Help
We provide all types of insulation for basically any type of structure including both residential and commercial. You can count on us to provide expert advice. If you’re looking for crawlspace, basement or attic insulation in the Chicago, IL, area Chicago Insulation Pros has got you covered.