One of the largest electricity appliances in our home is our heating and cooling appliances. We aim to reduce the number of cycles your AC system has to cycle on and off. The most efficient AC system is one that is not running. This is proven every year when our electric bills substantially drop in the comfortable spring and fall. What does insulation have to do with it? How does it lower our electricity demand? Insulation allows our living spaces to retain our AC/heat production for a longer duration of time, thus reducing the number of cycles our AC/heat has to turn on and off. Though this is proven in the fall and spring, we can we continue that savings into our extreme times of the year by retaining what is produced.
In a well insulated attic, the ceiling rafters will not be visible. If your rafters are visible, you are increasing the amount of times your AC system is having to turn on and off.
Fiberglass blown insulation
-superior thermal protection
-will not settle or compress
-reduces mold and rot effect
-will last for the life of the home
-good thermal protection
-made from recycled materials
-has a life expectancy
Texas standards for attic insulation is a level of R30, allowing our living compartment to retain our desired temperature.
There are 2 versions of spray foam available: Closed Cell and Open Cell. Spray foam gained popularity over the past 10 years, and has been used frequently by custom home builders. We are now learning of an unfortunate byproduct of Spray Foam Insulation. Closed Cell Spray Foam is causing roof shingle failures due to the heat retention directly under the shingle. Most shingle manufacturers have now updated their warranty to exclude any shingle installed on top of Spray Foam Insulation due to the likelihood of failure.
For this reason, TexUs Vent Pros does not offer spray foam installation.
TexUs Vent Pros committed to performance that creates positive improvements overall. Radiant barrier, when install on the underside of roof rafters has been proven to degrade the lifespan of roofing shingles. Radiant barrier traps heat in that void space between your roof deck and the barrier creating a super heated area just below your composition shingles. This is what causes blistering which is considered a shingle failure and not warrantied. Shingle manufacturers require air movement in order for a warranty to be effective, with this installation, manufacturers will not warranty any roof failure. The savings created by radiant barrier is not worth the cost of a failed roof. For these reasons, .
The most appropriate attic solution, which is warrantied by shingle manufacturers, is to insulate your living space to retain as much AC/heat production as possible for as long as possible. Create air flow in the attic space to reduce the amount of heat stored in our attics with appropriate effective ventilation. This solution is 100% supported by all shingle manufacturers.