Categories for Home Insulation

Different Types of Insulation and Their Advantages

March 31, 2022

Regardless of the size of your home, you need a properly insulated attic that will help regulate the temperature and keep your energy bill down. When it comes to your attic insulation, you have different choices. What is the best attic insulation for homes? If you are looking to insulate your attic, here are the pros and cons of the different attic insulation:  Fiberglass Batt Attic Insulation It is one of the easiest ways of attic insulation. However, this method also has disadvantages you need to consider. One of the main disadvantages is that this method requires many vapor barriers to protect... View Article

The Pros and Cons of Denim Insulation

March 1, 2022

There’s more than one way to insulate a home. Insulation is available in several different materials and application types. There’s fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation and even reflective barrier insulation, but one of the more lesser-known types is denim insulation. Denim insulation or recycled denim insulation is just what it sounds like: home insulation made from recycled denim blue jeans. This might seem odd at first, but consider that denim is a cotton-based material that provides an efficient thermal barrier between what’s inside of it and what’s outside of it. In this article, we’ll examine some of the pros and... View Article

The Best Insulation for Your New-Build Home

December 30, 2021

Even though it’s often hidden behind walls and ceilings, insulation is one of the most crucial components of any home. Our houses would be chillier in the winter and warmer in the summer without it. Plus, energy bills would skyrocket if our houses didn’t have adequate insulation. Needless to say, new-home building insulation should be on your mind if you’re in the middle of building a new house. This post will cover the top types of insulation to choose for different areas of your new house. Attics Attic insulation is crucial for keeping our homes comfortable and our energy bills... View Article

How to Choose the Right Insulation for Your Home

December 16, 2021

Every homeowner should have a basic understanding of the importance of insulation—it’s what keeps the elements out and your energy bills low. There are tons of different types of insulation out there, all with different R-values, a rating of the insulation’s effectiveness. Keep reading to learn more about each type and the best insulation for homes: Loose-fill insulation: Also known as blown-in insulation, loose-fill insulation is installed using a blowing machine to spread insulation throughout a large area. You’ll often find this insulation used up in attics or in hard-to-reach areas. Loose-fill insulation has an R-value of up to R... View Article

How to Tell if Your Home Insulation Is Not in Good Condition

November 30, 2021

While you might assume that your insulation is fine, the reality is that under insulation affects 90 percent of American homes, according to one industry study. If you haven’t added insulation to your home, it probably doesn’t have enough. That’s because builders tend to get by with only providing the minimum amount of insulation required by law. This saves them money, but in the long run, you pay the cost in higher energy bills. Let’s look at some of the most obvious signs of bad insulation and what to do about it. Temperature instability If your home is well insulated,... View Article

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