As a homeowner, you probably have at least some familiarity with a few different types of insulation, but improvements in products are being made all the time, and without sounding too unprofessional, the bottom line it: ‘this isn’t your grandma’s insulation, anymore. The advances that have been made in the world of insulation are incredible, and the beauty of it is that homeowners don’t have to settle for just one or two kinds of insulation types for their homes. Because all houses are different, and even all rooms of houses are different, there are various types of insulation that benefit every area differently.
If you’re wondering which types of insulation would work best in your home, take a look at the descriptions below.
Spray Foam Insulation
If you’re looking for an energy-efficient, affordable, and effective solution, foam insulation is the way to go. Spray foam insulation is perfect for areas like attics, ceilings, floors, etc. It provides an air-tight seal that simply can’t be beat. It is one of the most resistant types of insulations on the market, and can handle the toughest of conditions.
Affordability comes into play when you consider how much money spray foam insulation saves you in the long run. While the upfront cost may be more than a typical fiberglass insulation, over time, you will begin to realize not only the money you’re saving, but the benefits you’re receiving. Because of the air-tight characteristics of spray insulation, there is no air coming into your house, or escaping out of it. Not only will this save on your energy and utility bills, but will help to prevent things like mold and mildew, and can be a lifesaver for people in your house who might suffer with allergies. It will also help to eliminate excess noise.
Fiberglass Batt Insulation
Probably the most commonly known and used insulation, fiberglass batt still stands the test of time with its benefits. It is a budget-friendly and environmentally-safe option that homeowners turn to again and again. Because of its affordability and durability, fiberglass insulation can be cut to fit just about any space, including corners, awkward tight spaces, etc. You can practically insulate a whole house effectively, without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for an effective solution to make sure your whole house is properly insulated, fiberglass is always an excellent standard choice you can truly depend on.
If you experience cold spots in your house, or live in an older home that might have a few more ‘nooks and crannies’ than others, blown-in insulation is a great, effective way to ensure that every single section is being completely covered and secured. Using cellulose or fiberglass blown-in insulation is also an affordable way to make sure even the trickiest spots have full coverage. If you’re looking for the ease, affordability, and effectiveness of traditional fiberglass batt insulation, but want to make sure it gets into every crevice without having to awkwardly cut pieces and ‘shove’ them in, blown-in insulation offers a clean, neat-looking solution. Plus, when you use fiberglass insulation, you’re doing your part to secure your home with an environmentally-friendly product, made partially out of recycled materials.
Blown-in insulation is great for attics, or rooms that tend to get draftier than others. It can be especially effective if someone with allergies lives in your home, making sure that no dust particles, pollen, etc., from the outside will be able to get in. It will fill every single cavity, no matter how small, and will provide more resistance from outside elements than traditional fiberglass insulation. Ultimately, blown-in insulation is an incredible value that offers even more incredible results.
Whether you live in a newly-built, modern home, or a charming country cottage that’s been standing for one hundred years, every home can benefit from different types of insulation. Take several factors into consideration when you’re choosing the right type of insulation for your house: Cost, durability, ease of installation, the needs of the people living in your home, and your surrounding elements. All of these things can make a difference when choosing the right type of insulation to keep your house secure.
Of course, if you’re still unsure about which type of insulation to use in your home, we’re happy to steer you down the right track, offer our own suggestions and tips, and of course, install your insulation for you! We’ll be able to let you know which type of insulation will work best for your particular home, even if it happens to be different depending on various rooms. Our highest priority is making sure your house is fully insulated in the most secure way possible, and working with you to find the right solution is the best way to do just that. Contact Oklahoma’s #1 home insulation experts, Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma at (918) 371-7667