Wall insulation can be a great addition to your home. It can help keep the inside of your house cool during hot and humid summer months, and keep it warm and toasty during the cold winter. There are several types of wall insulation materials to choose from, each with their own different benefits.
Different types of insulation have different r-values. An r-value measures thermal resistance. So, the higher the r-value of an insulating material, the better it insulates the area. Keep reading to learn about the different kinds of wall insulation and which one may be right for your home.
● Blanket Batts and Rolls
Batts and rolls have a relatively high r-value, which means they do a great job of insulating your walls. They are also a good option for people looking to do it themselves. Batts and rolls are great for unfinished walls because they fit easily into the area.
● Spray Foam Insulation
The two types of spray foam – open and closed-cell – differ in their textures, density and price. Open-cell spray foam is more dense, spongier and less expensive than closed-cell foam. Both types of spray foam work well as insulators, but closed-cell spray foam works exceptionally well. Because it is less absorbent and dries more solidly, closed-cell foam has a very high r-value. Although closed-cell foam is slightly pricier, it is worth it in the long run because it can save you hundreds on future energy bills. Spray foam is a great option for adding more insulation to already finished walls, as well as small nooks and crannies.
● Blown in
Like spray foam insulation, blown in insulation is a great option for already finished walls. It uses a machine to blow paper-like material into the area, and can be made of fiberglass, rock wool, or reclaimed cellulose material. It conforms to any wall shape, and has a decent r-value. Blown in insulation should be done by professionals for best results.
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