Insulation is crucial to keeping your home more comfortable in every season and to keeping your energy bills in check. Many of our customers say they see and feel a huge difference when they have proper insulation installed. On average, our customers see a 30% savings in their energy bills. That’s as lot of extra money you could be keeping in your pocket. But the amount of savings often depends on having the right type of insulation installed in the right areas of your home. Two of our most popular types of insulation at A+ Insulation are fiberglass and cellulose. Our insulation experts explain how they differ to help you decide which one is best for your home.
Fiberglass is very popular in residential and commercial construction. Many homeowners like fiberglass insulation for its superior sound control and thermal efficiency. It’s also known to last for long periods of time, which helps reduce energy demand and costs. It’s usually used in attics, as well as in sidewalls or floors. It comes in two types – loose-fill and batt.
Batt insulation is one of the more popular types of insulation for attics and walls. It’s attached to a facing, usually made of kraft paper or vinyl sheeting, which act as a vapor barrier. This facing makes it easier to install because it keeps is together in large rolls that are easy to handle and can be fastened into place. Loose-fill insulation must be applied using a blowing machine.
This types of insulation is very effective at stopping air infiltration, especially in attics, which is great for lowering your energy bills and keeping your home more comfortable. Some homeowners prefer cellulose because it is more environmentally friendly than other insulation types.
Cellulose insulation is a blown-in insulation that acts almost like a liquid when it is applied. It wraps itself around obstructions and flows into cavities big and small. It acts almost like a blanket, providing complete coverage.