Kansas gets varied climate, a semiarid steppe area in the western part, humid subtropical in the south and humid continental in the east, which also means that the attic insulation solutions used in local homes need to address different issues and to fulfill different requirements.
Fortunately, most modern materials used for insulating attics are suitable for all three climate zones, so here are a few other aspects to bear in mind when choosing the insulation for your Kansas attic:
- The method of installation – if you want to install the insulation yourself, there are two types of materials that can be handled in a DIY fashion: loose fill and batt. Loose fill insulation consists of insulation fiber and is installed blowing the material with the help of a machine that can be rented from home centers. Batt insulation comes in sheets and is installed into a wooden frame. If you are willing to turn to professionals for the insulation process, you have one more option: spray foam, a material blown onto the attic floor and into the walls with special machines and offers more efficient sealing than the other two methods;
- The related costs – with DIY installation, you can obviously avoid the labor costs, while spray foam is more expensive and it also needs to be professionally installed by roof Manhattan contractors.