Insulation is a vital component in any home that wants to be energy efficient, insulation is also an important aspect of overall home comfort. By slowing the movement of air and moisture, it helps to keep a home at its ideal temperature. Each type of insulation has its own thermal properties, so depending on where you live and the level of insulation your home provides there may be more than one type that’s right for you.
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Insulating your home is an excellent way to save energy and keep your family comfortable while also reducing your monthly utility bills. Before you rush to the home center or call a contractor, get the low-down on insulation options and learn how to evaluate their efficiency. We’ll cover details about common types of residential insulation that are used in new construction and existing homes, including blanket batts and insulation rolls, foam board or rigid foam panels, loose-fill cellulose, Rockwool, and eco-friendly alternatives.
Insulation is a vital part of any home improvement project. There are a wide variety of insulation products to choose from, so choosing the right one can be a bit confusing. Insulation works by trapping air or at least making it more difficult for air to pass through the material. The materials range from man-made products to eco-friendly options. Also, some products are more suitable for certain scenarios than others, such as certain products being useful in horizontal applications but useless in vertical walls. Choosing the right type of insulation is really a case-by-case situation. By sealing air leaks and adding proper insulation to the loft, crawl spaces, and basement, homeowners stand to save an average of 15% on cooling and heating costs as stated by MyUtilityGenius.
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There are many types of insulation, and they all have different benefits and drawbacks and the right insulation is often unique for each house. Below we have listed 5 different types of insulation and their benefits:
Blanket insulation is a kind of insulation that’s primarily composed of thick fibres to strengthen the product and trap heat inside. In general, blanket insulation comes in two forms: batts or rolls. The most common version of blanket insulation is fibreglass, but other materials are also available, including cotton, mineral wool, sheep’s wool, and plastic fibre.
Best for: Do-it-yourself insulation of floors, unfinished walls and ceilings.
Spray foam insulation seals leaks and gaps inside existing walls to prevent air from escaping. Liquid polyurethane is sprayed into the cavity of the wall, where it then expands and hardens into a solid foam. When working with a larger area, homeowners can use pressure spray foam insulation.
Best for: Adding insulation to existing finished areas, as well as irregularly shaped or hard to reach spaces, If you need some more info on this please click here.
Blown-in insulation is applied using a machine that blows a paper-like material into the space to be insulated. This type of insulation is often made of fibreglass, rock wool, or reclaimed cellulose material (like recycled newspapers or cardboard), which conforms around obstructions and requires no wetting agents for installation.
Best for: Adding insulation to horizontal areas, as well as irregularly shaped or hard to reach spaces.
Rockwool is an insulating material that’s made from spun lava rock. It has the ability to withstand high temperatures, and it is fire and moisture resistant. This makes it ideal for use in typical residential wood-framed structures as a primary insulating material in walls and floor joists. It is more expensive than fibreglass insulation but easy to install.
Best for: Walls, floors, and ceilings, especially when fire resistant and noise dampening is a concern.
Foam boards and rigid foam panels are effective ways to insulate nearly any project. They are particularly good for use as exterior wall sheathing, where they can help reduce conduction through wood, studs and other elements that make up a home’s structure. In fact, many homeowners rely on these products when doing exterior insulation. These products are typically made of polyurethane, polystyrene or polyisocyanurate, among other materials, meaning homeowners can rest assured that their insulation will stand the test of time.
Best for: Unfinished walls (such as foundation walls and basement walls), ceilings, and floors.
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Regardless of which service you are after, whether for dry rot, insulation, flood damage or basement waterproofing, Bournemouth customers can rely on No. 1 Home. Our team members will always be courteous, friendly, and more than happy to answer any questions you may develop during your project.