Professional Home Insulation Services for Roeland Park, KS
With summertime not far away, we recommend Roeland Park homeowners examine their home insulation to ensure that it’s keeping the conditioned air inside and the hot air outside. Adding insulation to your home will help you save on home energy costs. There are many different types of home insulation available. They are made from a variety of materials, and some are more useful in particular applications than others. Below is a listing of the most often used types of residential insulation for homes, as well as a description of how they are used.
Batt or Roll Insulation
The standard rolls of insulation you often see used as wall insulation and as attic insulation can be made of rock wool or fiberglass. This type of insulation is available in a range of widths designed to match the spaces between floor joists or wall studs. To a large extent, how thick this insulation is determines how well it insulates your Roeland Park home.
Loose Fill Insulation
Loose fill is often used in locations where it would be more difficult (or impossible) to use rolled insulation. Loose fill usually comes as loose fibers or small pellets made from rock wool, fiberglass or cellulose. Since loose fill can be blown into an enclosed space, it’s particularly useful as wall insulation for walls that are already up like in your existing Roeland Park home. It also works well as attic insulation.
Foam Board Insulation
While foam board insulation costs more than other types, it also provides a significantly higher R-value. This makes it particularly useful in locations where you’ll want to install thinner insulation while still having respectable R-values. This means it is often used for insulating air ducts, attic doors and the interior and exterior of basements. When installing foam board insulation in basements, we strongly recommend the use of a vapor barrier.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is another form of residential insulation that can be used in already closed up walls and as attic insulation in your Roeland Park home. While homeowners can use small cans of this insulation to seal gaps and save on home energy costs, a full installation will require the equipment and experience only professionals have.
Having sufficient home insulation is essential if you’re going to minimize heat loss out of your Roeland Park home. This will not only help you save on home energy costs year round, it will make your home more comfortable for you and your family.
If you need help with insulation install in Roeland Park, call the professionals at A+ Insulation at 913-648-9290 or 816-944-3171.