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Insulation in Attic
Insulation in your attic includes the rolled, batted insulation that fits between the joists, insulation that wraps plumbing and any loose, cellulose insulation that has been blown into existing walls or hard-to-reach spots. Attic insulation could also be vermiculite, which is a natural material that could contain asbestos. The latest technology is closed-cell insulation.
Insulation in the attic is important for several reasons. It helps to protect from heat loss, to save energy and to help keep your utility bills in check. In addition, insulating your pipes and duct work in unheated spaces like the attic helps to keep pipes from freezing during the cold winter months. An inspector will check to see if there is adequate insulation in the attic and that it is properly placed and installed.