As a new or even a current homeowner, getting the right type of home insulation may lead not only to better thermal efficiency but also to significant savings when it comes to the electric bill. Here are just a few of the options currently available:
- Blankets/Batts: These the most popular form of home insulation. It is particularly a favorite of DYI projects thanks to the simplicity of its use. It comes in the form of rolls that can be unrolled to install around walls, water pipes, as well as electric fittings.
- Spray Form Insulation: This insulation has the advantage of being able to fit into those cracks and crannies, which other kinds of materials may not be able to. It’s ideally used around doors, vents as well as windows.
- Fiberglass Insulation: Fiberglass insulation is made up of numerous layers of extremely fine glass fibers and is by far the most common in most homes. It comes in the forms of blanket batts/rolls, and loose fit. It can be installed in floors, walls, and even ceilings.
- Foam Board Insulation: Boards come in the standard 4×8 size sheets as well as slightly smaller sizes to cater to your needs. With thickness ranging from ¼ inch to 2 inches, they are easy to install and are great for a quick DIY project.
When it comes to home insulation, you need to ensure that the house is sufficiently ventilated to avoid excessive heat. Also, always seek help from a certified contractor if you’re not comfortable with the DIY approach.