Which Insulation Is Best for Your Home?
That’s right, insulation is not one-size-fits-all. Your attic insulation may differ from what’s within your drywall, for adequate prevention of heat transfer, and to reduce the amount of energy you need to heat and cool your home.
Common forms of insulation include:
- Cellulose – This is made primarily from shredded and treated recycles paper. It’s commonly used as attic insulation and for retrofit projects due to it resistance to moisture, insects, rodents, and even fire.
- Loose Fiberglass Fill – This is considered an alternative to cellulose, as it is easier to be applied evenly. If your current insulation was improperly installed, then fiberglass fill will help even it all out for maximum efficiency.
- Blown-In Insulation – This can be made from fiberglass or from environmentally-friendly cellulose. Its best purpose is to provide insulations to oddly shaped areas and corners where traditional fiberglass batts used in many older homes may not reach.
Remember, the installation of insulation should always be done by a pro—we can help determine how your insulation is impacting your property’s thermal envelope—that is its ability to prevent heat transfer.