A house must have a well-insulated cover to be structurally sound. The amount of energy you use can be reduced to maintain the interior weather conditions of your house by slashing the transfer of heat through this envelope.

Insulation help control for sound as well as can hinder the transfer of heat through this layer. Check out some of the recommended different forms of insulation:

Fiberglass Insulation

This insulation material is used mostly in homes. Comprising exceedingly of fine glass fibers Available in two different types of insulation:

  1. blanket batts and rolls
  2. loose fill

Cellulose Insulation

Can be found in attics, walls, ceilings and other places around the home. The material is predominantly of shredded newspaper, which makes it quite combustible. The material is not fireproofed even if the cellulose insulation is generously treated with fire retardant. It also has the ability to absorb and retain moisture. Its thermal performance can be permanently diminished once soaked.

Polyisocyanurate Insulation

A type of synthetic material made with closed-cell foam. The material comes in several forms: prayed foam, rigid foam board, and liquid. With a variety of different facings, it also can be assembled into laminated insulation panels.

Importance of Home Insulation

Radiant Barriers

A single reflective surface that features an open space. Its intention is to lessen summer heat gain and winter heat loss, and it’s conventionally installed in attics. However, it must be recognized that radiant barriers don’t give much thermal insulation.

Reflective Insulation

A fabricated from some type of metallic foil, like aluminum, and its reverse is with polyethylene bubbles, plastic film, cardboard or kraft paper. To stop radiant heat transfer between open spaces, the product is engineered. 

Cotton Insulation (Made from Recycled Blue Jeans)

Earns distinction not only for its environmental and health safety but also for its capability to dampen sound better than some other kinds of insulation. Cotton insulation is formed from post-industrial recycled cotton fabrics (like blue jeans). 

Expanded polystyrene (EPS)

Aa specific type of polystyrene material made of small plastic beads fused together. It’s conventionally used in concrete blocks.

Extruded Polystyrene

Extruded polystyrene (XPS) from expanded polystyrene (EPS) differentiates from the manufacturing process. XPS begins as a molten substance that’s squeeze into sheets. Although it can be used for general or specialized applications, it’s commonly used as foam board insulation. XPS is impermeable to moisture, rot, mildew, and corrosion. To adequately resist water absorption, facers or laminate aren’t required.

Spray Polyurethane Foam

An insulating foam plastic that’s sprayed on as a liquid that becomes larger many times over. Both at low and high temperatures, it’s effective and can provide a perfect environment for your home’s ventilation system so that it functions more and no waste.

Mineral Wool

Manufactured by 75% post-industrial recycled content. It comes in both blanket and loose-fill forms. Addition of chemicals to make it fire-resistant aren’t required, much like cotton insulation. 

Insulation is important because it can severely cut down on the cost to heat or cool your home. If you would like to read up on other ways to save on energy expenses in your home, check out this article on metal roof vs shingle roof