There’s no better way to ensure you have an energy-efficient home than to install the right home insulation. To help you be effective in your efforts, here is some good information for all you need to know about the different types of insulation and their benefits.
Benefits of Insulating Your Home or Your Workplace
First, the primary purpose of installing insulation in the different parts (roofing, floors, walls, and windows) of your home, workplace or other construction jobs is to help maintain the desired temperature inside all year round.
For example, properly insulated places will prevent the cold air from seeping out of the attic of your home during the winter months and hot air from getting in during the summer.
Although this is a basic benefit of properly insulating any area, there are other beneficial reasons too. Below you will find a list of the most notable reasons for installing or upgrading insulation in your home.
- Reduces the cost of your energy bills
- Prevents moisture condensation from forming
- Keeps the space at one comfortable set temperature
- Reduces sound that travels between rooms
- Raises the resale value of your home or other construction
- Prevents mold and mildew
- Floors are warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer
Different Types of Insulation Available
When you review the different types of insulation that the industry sells to home and building owners, you will learn that there are at least four different types of insulation. We invite you to continue reading to learn more about the top insulation types.
Fiberglass Batt Insulation
Fiberglass batt insulation has been available since the late 1930s. It is a popular choice for many reasons and is a viable option for green building materials.
Additionally, if you’re thinking about installing fiberglass insulation in your home, here is a list of the areas you’ll need to inspect to ensure they are ready for the installation project.
- Knee walls
- Open Walls
- Attic Flats
- Attic Slopes
Loose-Fill Blown Insulation
Loose-fill blown insulation is another good option. You will find the loose blown insulation very popular in newer construction because of the ease of blowing this insulation into specific areas like the attic flats or the attic slopes.
Repurposed Materials or Rigid Foam
If you want to go green, there is another option. Specifying to your contractor that you want to use repurposed materials is a great way to insulate your home and lower your carbon footprint at the same time.
So, for those of you who want an insulation type that is well-known for its structural strength, strong air barrier features, and exterior sheathing, the rigid foam types of insulation are your best choice.
Spray Foam Insulation
If you want to insulate band joists, new constructions, and retrofits, consider using spray foam insulation. It comes in both low density and high-density forms. Moreover, it is the most popular type of insulation projects.
Use these tips to select the right type of insulation for your home, workplace or any kind of construction project. We hope this information sets you in the right direction to select the best type of insulation for years of comfort.
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