Expert Attic Insulation Services in St. Louis, MO

Welcome to Gonz Insulation. We are your source for all things attic insulation in St. Louis and Eastern Missouri. With years of experience installing insulation in both vented and unvented attics, we provide our services for local homeowners, and we also have the team and resources necessary to handle larger commercial jobs in the local area as well. 

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Our Attic Insulation Services in St. Louis, MO

Proper attic insulation prevents damage to your home is several ways. Moisture, heat, and other natural elements can destroy your home over time without proper insulation. In addition, poor insulation can lead to pest infestation. A well-insulated and air sealed attic is important to ensure outdoor air is not entering your home, which could lead to increased energy costs.

Without proper insulation, you could also be vulnerable to damage to your roof (caused by moisture and rain). You may also notice improved air quality and overall comfort inside your home with new insulation. Here at Gonz Insulation, we offer insulation for vented and unvented attics:

  • Vented attic insulation: For vented attics, we ensure your attic floor, floor joists, and walls are insulated. We may leave certain areas of the attic ceiling uninsulated to ensure proper ventilation. This ensures moisture is able to escape through the vents and reduces the risk of moisture or water damage in your attic and to the roof and foundation of your property.

  • Unvented attic insulation: For unvented attics, we properly insulate between all joists, on the gable wall ends, around the rim, and into the soffits of the underside of the roof. Proper insulation ensures your air conditioning and vent ductwork work properly for optimal temperature control on hot summer days and cold winter days in Missouri.

Regardless of your type of attic and its size, you can trust that Gonz Insulation can properly insulate the space. Our insulation materials last for decades. In fact, when you choose spray foam, there is a good chance that your insulation material will last for a lifetime.

Types of Attic Insulation Materials

We understand that no two clients are the same. Subsequently, we offer a variety of attic insulation materials, so you can receive personalized services that meet your project needs and budget. Notably, the types of insulation material we provide for our clients include open-cell spray foam, closed-cell spray foam, fiberglass, and cellulose.

  • Spray Foam Insulation: Spray foam is an innovative air-sealing solution. The material contains isocyanate and polyol resin. When these chemicals combine, they expand to more than 30 times its original volume. This creates an air-tight thermal resistance barrier for attics.

    Spray foam insulation offers superior benefits when compared with alternative solutions such as fiberglass and cellulose. Notably, it provides a higher R-value than alternative materials and lasts significantly longer. In fact, in many cases, spray foam lasts more than 50 years without the need for major repairs or replacement. We offer both open-cell spray foam and closed-cell spray foam insulation. Here is more information on both types.

  • Open-cell spray foam insulation: Open-cell spray foam expands more than closed-cell spray foam. This means the material is not as dense, but less of the material is needed to fill the same size attic (which reduces the cost of materials during installation). Open-cell spray foam allows for better noise control, and it also has a higher R-value and better durability than alternative material types. However, it is not as durable nor does it have as good an R-value as closed-cell spray foam.

  • Closed-cell spray foam insulation: Closed-cell spray foam insulation is in the eyes of many the highest quality material you can use for attic insulation. It is much denser than open-cell spray foam, and it is subsequently far more durable. In fact, it is not uncommon for closed-cell spray foam to last for a lifetime.

     It also has the highest R-value (which is the standard measurement of insulating power). This material helps owners save money long-term through reduced monthly energy costs. Your property likely will feel much more comfortable as well as it helps prevent temperature fluctuations and helps ensure the ideal air quality is maintained.

  • Fiberglass insulation: Fiberglass has remained popular for attic insulation throughout multiple decades. In fact, it has been used for insulation purposes since the 1930s. It is made from glass that is spun or blown into a fiber material. It is entirely reliable and the right choice for property owners that want to save money on initial insulation costs (relative to the cost of spray foam). At Gonz Insulation, we can assist you with determining if fiberglass insulation or another solution is the right material for you.

  • Cellulose insulation: Cellulose is made from recycled paper (i.e. newsprints). The paper is fiberized to make for ideal insulation material. It is safe and reliable for homes and commercial properties to use. The average R-value of Cellulose is 3.2 to 3.8 per inch of thickness. This is less than spray foam insulation materials, but it is usually equal to or greater than the R-value of fiberglass. Our professionals at Gonz Insulation understand how to effectively and efficiently install cellulose for attic insulation in Saint Louis, MO and the surrounding areas.

The Benefits of Attic Insulation in Saint Louis, MO

There are many unique advantages our clients receive when they choose us for their new attic insulation in Saint Louis, MO and the surrounding areas. Ultimately, the benefits you receive may vary based on the type of material you choose. However, below are some of the more common benefits you receive with new insulation.

  • Helps With Temperature Regulation: One of the primary benefits of attic insulation is the ability to better maintain the ideal temperature inside your home or business. This improves the overall comfort as well as reduces the stress placed upon your HVAC unit. New insulation accomplishes this benefit by ensuring the outdoor temperature has a minimal impact on the temperature inside your property (via weather-resistant insulation material).

  • Helps Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency: Attic insulation seals air leaks in your attic. As mentioned, this helps prevent unwanted air from outdoors from entering your attic and affecting your internal temperature. This can subsequently reduce your energy costs each month and save you money long-term. In fact, spray foam insulation can save you up to 15% on heating and cooling costs monthly, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Helps Prevent Pest Infestation in Your Attic: Attics are notorious for becoming the homes of intruding pests and rodents such as bats, squirrels, raccoons, rats, and more. This is even more likely when the weather cools off during Missouri winters. When these animals create a home out of your attic, it leads to animal droppings that carry the risk of compromising your home’s safety, chew wires that could prove costly to repair, and make noises that keep you up at night. Subsequently, it is essential to have reliable attic insulation, which keeps the pests out of your attic and helps improve your property’s sanitation, overall safety, and comfort.

  • Improves The Strength of Residential and Commercial Structures: Another major benefit of new attic insulation with Gonz Insulation is improved strength for your property’s foundation, roof, and overall structure. This helps protect your home from damage caused by natural elements (i.e. water damage, wind damage). Subsequently, it mitigates the need for costly repairs as well.

  • Helps Improve Your Property’s Value: Home buyers are more likely to purchase a home that has updated insulation than one with outdated insulation materials. Subsequently, if you decide to sell your property, then your insulation may increase the amount you ask and allow you to sell it at your ideal asking price. Also, as discussed above, you are able to protect your property’s value much better with the new insulation material from Gonz Insulation.

When to Consider Attic Insulation Replacement Service

Every property owner and manager should assess their own need for attic insulation replacement. There are certain signs that indicate a need to replace (or repair) insulation material. These signs include:

  • Your insulation material is more than 15 years old
  • There are signs of physical damage to your insulation
  • There is evidence of pests in your attic space
  • You have noticed an unexplained increase in energy costs
  • There is water or moisture damage in your attic space

We recommend an inspection of your property’s insulation material every several years. Although some insulation can last for 30 years or more if properly installed, you likely require replacement if it is over 15 years old, especially if the material is made of fiberglass or cellulose.

Are You Considering New Attic Insulation in Saint Louis, MO?

Gonz Insulation makes attic insulation replacement easy for homeowners and businesses in Saint Louis and most surrounding cities. If your insulation no longer provides the protection your property deserves, then call our experts today to discuss your project needs and receive a free estimate.