You spend a lot of time in your home; naturally, you want to be as comfortable as possible all year round. Another factor to consider is how much you’ll be saving on your energy bill with the proper insulation. The purpose of insulation is to reduce the air movement that flows in and out of the house while controlling any moisture issues. Creating that barrier is very important for blocking that movement, which is where picking the right insulation is essential. The best ones to choose from are spray foam, fiberglass, and cellulose. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know.
● Cellulose: This is one of the oldest insulation materials that you can still get today. It’s mainly made of recycled denim or newsprint and can be loose-filled or blown-in. It’s the less expensive option, but it does have some drawbacks. It can settle to about 20%, it doesn’t create an air seal, and it tends to shift around.
● Fiberglass: This is material is found in many homes. It’s made of extremely fine glass fibers and is another affordable option. Along with its price tag, fiberglass is great for airflow in the attic to prevent moisture retention.
● Spray Foam: This insulation is the most energy-efficient out of the three for creating an air barrier. It’s more environmentally safe and is Class One Fire Rated, which means it won’t act as kindling if a fire breaks out. With what it has to offer, this insulation is the more expensive choice than the others.
All three are a great choice depending on the type of home you have, its age, and how much you have in your budget. Contact us today to discuss which one will work for you!