Batt or Blown-in: Which Type of Insulation Suits Your Home?

Insulation brings year-round comfort and lowers your energy bills. If you haven’t insulated your home yet, you can start with your attic, the easiest place to add insulation. But first, you have to figure out which type best suits your home and your budget.

Our budget-friendly attic insulation services in Kansas include batt insulation and blown-in insulation. These are two of the best options, and here’s how they differ from one another.

What’s the Difference?

Batt Insulation in Walls PictureBatt insulation comes in the forms of batts or rolls made of flexible fibers or what we commonly know as fiberglass. The latter is the most common insulation material, made from tiny pieces of glass fiber.

This type of insulation works best for areas with open or little spaces for insulation, like the space between wall studs, joists, and beams. A great example of these is cathedral ceilings.

Blown-in insulation, however, refers to the process of covering attic floors, or filling stud or joist activities, with any loose material with good insulating R-value.

Irregularly shaped spaces like attics work well with blown-in insulation. It can fit around the existing features of your home. It will only take an hour or two for a specialist like ours to blow a thick blanket of loose insulation across the space with a hose running up through the attic hatch.

Installation Costs and Insulation R-Values

The cost of installing batt insulation depends on your home’s location, the required amount of labor, plus the ancillary supplies. A standard insulation project needs almost 535 square feet of insulation. The cost averages about $145 to $200. The cost of labor for a complete installation averages between $170 to $420, including supplies, like fasteners, cutters, and tape.

The cost of batt insulation begins at around $0.12 to $0.16 per square foot. You need this much for a three-and-a-half-inch barrier of the said insulation that provides a value of R-11.

For blown-in insulation, it typically costs about $874 to $1,892. Adding insulation for 1,000 square feet of attic space will need materials costing up to $500 to $1,000.

For this type of insulation, every inch of loose fill cellulose provides a value of R-3.2 to 3.8. Loose fill fiberglass, on the other hand, has an R-value of R-2.2 to 2.7 per inch.

The benefits of both types of insulation are enough to help lower your energy costs. If you’re still uncertain about which type of insulation to install, you can ask us for guidance. Our team of experts can help you decide which insulation best fits your attic.

Attic Insulation by the Pros

A+ Insulation specializes in insulation. We’ve lowered the energy bills of more than 10,000 satisfied customers.  We’ve gained so many loyal customers over the years because we make sure to deliver the best experience possible, from evaluation to installation to price.

Our team has the training and certification, ensuring we provide the highest standards in every installation. Leave the job up to us and experience the diligent, efficient work of our insulation professionals.

Contact us today and schedule an appointment.