Lower Your Energy Bills and Make Your Home More Comfortable Today
Your home can lose up to 25% of its heat through the roof or attic. Homes in the Mid-Atlantic can save up to 17% on heating and cooling costs with home sealing and insulation, on average, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Winner Insulation helps homeowners lower their utility bills with our attic insulation services in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC.
Have questions about insulating your attic? Call us – we’d love to be a helpful resource for you!
Why Choose Winner Insulation?
When you pick Winner Insulation as your attic insulation installer, you get a partner committed to core values:
- A veteran-owned business – David Winner is a U.S. Air Force veteran who served with the Air Mobility Command.
- An “integrity first” company – a value forged in service to our country.
- A focus on excellence in our work and excellence in our service to you, our customer.
- Experience as an insulation installer for luxury homes and high-end homes throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Our Attic Insulation Services
Winner Insulation provides a full array of attic insulation services in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC.
- Energy Audits
Our home energy audit service identifies where your home is leaking energy and where your home’s insulation gaps are.
- Seal Attic Air Leaks
We eliminate gaps and holes that allow air to flow from your attic to other living spaces in your home. This produces a thermal barrier that prevents heat transfer into and out of the attic once your insulation is installed.
- Attic Insulation Removal
If you need a contractor to remove insulation from your attic, we can help. As part of our attic insulation price estimate, we will determine if you need to remove old attic insulation before installing new insulation.
- Installing Attic Insulation
We install a variety of attic insulation styles, including spray foam insulation, pre-cut insulation batts, insulation rolls, spray foam insulation, and more. We’ll select the right insulation material for your home – fiberglass, cellulose (recycled paper), or foam.
- Attic Ventilation
Proper attic ventilation helps prevents heat buildup during summer months and allows warm, moisture-filled air to escape during cool months. We partner with experienced ventilation contractors to install attic ventilation as need with attic insulation projects.
Areas We Serve
We provide attic insulation services throughout the Baltimore and Washington, DC. areas, including:
- Chevy Chase
* We serve many other communities in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and DC – contact us to see if we serve your area.
Benefits of Installing Attic Insulation
If your home’s attic doesn’t have insulation – or if the insulation has thinned over time – installing new attic insulation can improve energy efficiency and provide other benefits. Below are some of the advantages of insulating your attic:
- Increase Your Home’s Comfort:Adequate attic insulation helps keep temperatures stay consistent from room to room throughout your house.
- Lower Your Utility Bills:In the Washington, DC metro area, more than 40% of home energy costs are from heating and cooling. Installing attic insulation can reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs.
- Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: By reducing the need for your furnace or air conditioner to run, attic insulation lowers your home’s environmental impact.
- Prolong Your Furnace and AC Life:The less frequently your AC and furnace need to run, the longer they’ll last.
- Reduce Home Repair Costs: Attic insulation helps protect against water vapor, which can damage walls. It defends against attic heat buildup, too, which can cause shingles to crack.
- Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality:Airborne particles like pollen, dust, and mold circulate in your home air and ducts. Air leaks caused by inadequate insulation can allow these airborne pollutants to enter your home.
Attic Insulation Materials
The most common insulation materials are fiberglass, cellulose, and foam. Each offers its own advantages for Maryland and Virginia homes:
- Fiberglass Attic Insulation:Fiberglass is an affordable insulation choice – in fact, it’s often the most cost-effective attic insulation Along with its low installation cost, fiberglass provides excellent thermal performance and sound dampening qualities.
- Cellulose Attic Insulation:The superior thermal resistance of cellulose makes it an ideal attic insulation material for Washington, DC- and Baltimore-area homes. Cellulose insulation also reduces solid waste, since it’s made of recycled paper.
- Foam Attic Insulation: Spray foam insulation is effective in sealing roofs and attics, where condensation tends to accumulate the most. It provides an airtight seal and provides strong moisture resistance.
Attic Insulation Types
The right type of attic insulation for Mid-Atlantic homes depends on which type is currently installed and the R-value required for your home. Common types of attic insulation include loose-fill, spray board, batts, rolls, foam board, and vapor barriers.
Below are some of the types of insulation we install in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC attics:
- Loose-Fill Attic Insulation. Fiberglass or cellulose loose-fill insulation is easily blown or sprayed into hard-to-reach places like your attic. It’s also a good option for installing over existing insulation.
- Attic Insulation Batts. These pre-cut sections of insulation are installed easily between the framing studs and joists in your attic.
- Attic Insulation Rolls. These are ideal for attics, where long rolls of insulation at pre-cut widths can be run between studs and joists.
- Foam Board Attic Insulation. Versatile foam insulation boards can be used almost anywhere in your home, including the attic. They reduce heat conduction through wood, steel studs, and other structural elements.
- Spray Foam Attic Insulation. Ideal for sealing around doors, windows, and vents, spray foam insulation is often used to fill small gaps and cracks.
- Attic Vapor Barriers. Vapor barriers help control moisture buildup that can reduce your insulation’s R-value and cause mold or rot.
DIY Attic Insulation vs. Hiring an Insulation Professional
Many homeowners attempt DIY attic insulation as a cost-saving measure. While we understand the impulse, there are risks associated with installing attic insulation yourself, including:
- Failure to seal attic air leaks
- Failure to fix roof leaks
- Fire hazards due to improper installation
- Improper attic ventilation
- Health and safety risks during installation
- Improper installation leading to future problems
Attic Insulation Costs
You deserve an attic insulation cost estimate that is based on your home’s needs and your preferences. At Winner Insulation, we don’t provide vague price estimates based on national attic insulation cost averages – we give you pricing for your home.
Factors that affect attic insulation costs in Maryland and Virginia include the insulation material (fiberglass, cellulose, etc.), insulation type (batts, rolls, spray-in, etc.), R-value, and square foot coverage area.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much insulation does my attic need?
The answer is a simple formula: How many square feet is your attic, and what R-value do you need? We can provide a quick estimate with a phone consultation – call us at (800) 955-1976.
Do I have to remove attic insulation before installing new insulation?
It depends. In some cases, you can add new attic insulation on top of existing insulation, essentially boosting your home’s thermal envelope. However, you may have to remove existing attic insulation if it’s damaged or mold is present, or if the material isn’t suitable for keeping in place when adding new insulation.
Does attic insulation soundproof my home?
While insulating your attic won’t completely soundproof your home, it does provide sound-dampening qualities to reduce in-home noise from traffic, construction, or loud neighbors.
Can you put too much insulation in your attic?
Many DIY attic insulation attempts result in too much insulation. You could be obstructing attic vents and fans, reducing airflow, and preventing moisture removal in your attic. To avoid over-insulating your attic, it’s best to consult a professional installer.