Frequently Asked Questions | Attic Projects Company

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CALL NOW! San Diego: 858-246-7421 or Orange County/Los Angeles: 714-769-0228

FAQs

Is there such a thing as too much insulation?

Yes. While too little insulation will not help you at all, too much insulation will cause more harm than good in your attic. What happens is that over insulation restricts airflow, so there is no ventilation, and the HVAC has nowhere to get rid of the cold air. Over time, moisture problems and mold crop up and cause serious issues.

How do I get rid of rodents permanently?

There are many ways to kill rodents, including traps, poison, and baits. However, if you want to ensure that critters don’t get into your house after you kill all those inside, you should have the attic’s entry point sealed in a method called rodent proofing.

What do I need for the inspection?

Nothing. Our technician will come with all the equipment and gear required to conduct the inspection and do any repairs, cleanup, and re-insulating.

Do I have to be there during the inspection?

You don’t have to be there. All our technicians are trustworthy, and they will take photos inside your attic so you can have evidence of what they found there. When the technician finishes the inspection, we will call you and explain everything in detail.

Why should I choose your company?

Attic Projects is a small company with a reputation to preserve in San Diego and Orange County. We offer quality control and customer service. If you want a company that’s a friend and service provider, we are the people to hire.

Will you get rid of pests?

We are not a pest control company, but we provide an alternative means of slowly getting rid of those pests. By sealing all the entry points in the house and keeping the attic clean, we ensure critters and other animals don’t get access to your home.

What will I get out of the free inspection?

During our free inspection, a technician will spend a reasonable amount of time going through every part of the attic to check that everything is okay. How much time the technician takes depends on how big the attic is and its maneuverability. However, you will find out everything that is wrong or damaged in your attic and get recommendations and solutions, and if there is nothing wrong, you will have peace of mind.

Is your fiberglass insulation safe for people?

Yes. All our insulation is safe for people and the environment because of its natural fiber and is treated with leading formulations. Not only is the insulation safe, but it also has pest control properties to get rid of roaches, ants, termites, and other insects. Our insulation is thermally superior, meaning it has a very high R-Value, fire-retardant, and sound-deadening.

Do I need to remove my old insulation first before installing a new one?

Yes and no, depending on the condition of the old insulation. Ideally, you should remove the old insulation if it’s too damaged or wet and if you have critters hiding up there. The purpose of removing the old insulation is to clean up so you can have a fresh start with an attic that is clean and well-insulated and critter and pest-free. However, if your old insulation is okay and you only need to add some efficiency, you can go ahead and add a new layer on top of the existing one. Get an inspector to advise on removing insulation before going forward.

Isn’t it expensive to install insulation?

Not at all. Your initial figure may seem high, but you will recover all that money when you save up to 30% on your energy bills and animal control. Have you seen the price of gas nowadays?

Do you give free estimates?

Yes. After you call and set up an appointment, a technician will come over to your house for a free inspection and then give you a free estimate of everything that needs to be repaired or redone.

How will cleaning up my attic help me?

Cleaning up your attic is very important for your health and energy efficiency. A dirty attic can host diseases and make your house inhabitable. We eliminate odor, mold, and allergens so you have a healthy home and remove damaged insulation to prepare for new insulation.

Isn’t it cheaper to just clean up the attic and remove the old insulation on my own?

It is cheaper but not better. Hiring an attic cleaning company may sound expensive, but you will reap many benefits. Dust and debris might contaminate the attic with harmful bacteria and pathogens. Professionals come ready with the right gear to protect themselves from such contamination and the right equipment to clean everything without contaminating the rest of the house.

When should I replace my HVAC system?

The Department of Energy recommends replacing HVAC systems every 10-15 years. This can vary depending on how often you use and maintain the units, but most systems start to deteriorate after about a decade.

How often should I replace my HVAC filter?

Most air filter manufacturers recommend replacing the filter every 90 days. You may need to change it more often if you live in a dusty, dry climate, have pets, or have an older system. 

What does AC maintenance include?

An AC maintenance professional will generally do the following (we can complete many of these steps at the same time):  

  • Test the voltage
  • Inspect the condition of the belts, vents, and ducts
  • Check the refrigerant
  • Examine the drainage lines
  • Inspect the blower motor 
  • Test the thermostat 
  • Check air filter 
  • Clean the compressor, condenser, evaporator coils, air handler, and drainage line

Can you seal a leaking roof?

Yes, although it’s best to hire professional help to ensure proper coverage. In addition to fixing leaks, roof sealants can also protect roof materials against water and sunlight. Sealants come in different forms, including liquid in a paint can, a caulk gun, and adhesive tape.

Do metal roofs require maintenance?

Yes, professionals recommend annual maintenance for metal roofs. Annual maintenance prevents you from having more costly problems down the line, including leaking, dents, scratches, and corrosion.

What is roof maintenance?

Professional roof maintenance, which is usually recommended bi-annually (once in the Spring and once in the Fall), includes the following: 

  • Checking the surface for signs of damage or weathering 
  • Checking for any loose, damaged or missing pieces  
  • Checking the flashings to see if they are pulling away from the roof 
  • Examining any leaks 
  • Inspecting for accumulated dirt and debris, which may require pressure washing to remove 
  • Inspecting surfaces of vents, chimneys, skylights, and pipes for signs of aging
  • Checking for clogged drains

How long does AC maintenance take?

An HVAC maintenance appointment usually takes 1-2 hours, although it varies depending on the size of the home, type of AC unit, and amount of time since the last maintenance visit.

Do you need attic ventilation with spray foam insulation?

No. Attics with spray foam insulation applied on the underside of the roof (attic ceiling) should be wholly airtight or thermally sealed off from the outside of the house, so no ventilation is needed. 

However, ventilation is mandatory in homes with traditional insulation because it helps address excess heat and moisture that can build up in these spaces. 

Can I spray foam insulation myself?

While it may be tempting to buy your spray foam kit and upgrade your attic, professionals strongly recommend against it. The materials are highly flammable and require extensive protection. An insufficient installation might require more maintenance long-term.

Does spray foam insulation reduce noise?

Yes. By filling up wall spaces, spray foam insulation prevents resonance, which prevents the sound from traveling. Sprayed foam can also reduce sounds generated inside wall spaces, like flushing toilets.

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