Insulation is the best way to regulate the temperature in your home. But, if you have poor insulation or none at all, choosing a good one can be a challenge.
There are many types readily available however when you’re unfamiliar with the brands and what they’re made of, it can make it that much harder to choose which one is right for you and your home.
Let’s talk about the different brands and see if we can find the right one for you!
Different Types Of Insulation
A common choice for insulation is fiberglass batt and fiberglass roll. It can come in pre-cut sections that lay out easily and consist of plastic and small glass fibers. You can also install this type of insulation on your own, with the proper PPE.
This is a less expensive option to go with compared to others and can also be beneficial to the environment because the glass used is typically recycled.
Some of the cons that come with this type though are, it’s not as effective at regulating temperatures as other products and, it can irritate your skin during installation if you’re not properly dressed for the occasion.
Loose-fill fiberglass is also a common option. Special equipment is required to blow or fill in your space with this insulation, which is why most home owners will hire a professional for this task. It can fill those hard to get to spaces and the installation process is quick.
Spray foam attic insulation is probably one of the most expensive options, however it’s also the best performing material. This option typically uses a plastic source like, polyurethane, polyisocyanurate or polystyrene. It will fill all the nooks and crannies in your attic space.
Regardless of the type of insulation you choose, you’ll see benefits immediately like lowering your energy bill and retaining heat to rooms in your home, as well as your homes value will increase.
There may be no exact science to choosing the right insulation, so it’s important to consider what is right for you and your home like, what’s the size of your home? Are you willing to hire a professional, what’s your budget? And, what quality is most important to you? How much do you value energy efficiency?
Take all these questions into consideration when shopping around for your next insulation project.