How to Pick the Right Insulation for your Building
The function of regulation of heat flow to the home both during the summer and winter is an essential thing that should be considered when building a home because once the flow of heat is regulated, people will end up living in a very comfortable environment, and this is made possible by having some insulation around your home. Insulation is very important in the sense that it helps the home owner cut on energy bill expenditures as the complaints concerning cold in winter or hot in summer are eliminated all year round.
When an individual thinks of having an appropriate insulation installed in their home, there are some factors that should be kept in mind like the material, type, as well as location or application, but there are four types of the insulation that are popular for an individual to choose from depending on their interests.
Blanket insulation is a simple type of insulation because once acquired from the market the homeowner does not the services of a technician to have it installed in the home because they can do it on their own, and this insulation is available in batts or rolls which are of different widths and thickness with an added facing that blocks both air and vapor into the home. Fiberglass that break off from the blanket insulation is very dangerous to both the skin and the lungs, and therefore one is required to put on some protective dressing when doing the installation of the blanket insulation on the floor, the foundation walls, and to the ceilings.
Spray foam insulation is not as cheap as the blanket insulation but it comes in liquid form therefore it can be easily spray, poured , injected or allowed to foam at a particular location in the home. The spray foam insulation prevents moisture from entering your home and therefore the pests that are attracted by moisture will not be present in your home because it fits in the crevices, gaps, and the cracks available in the spaces, and the insulation is best installed by a professional.
The rigid foam is easier to install because it only needs to be cut into pieces with a knife, and it is costly compared to the blanket insulation and it covers most of the parts of the home.
The final type of insulation is the loose fill insulation that is usually installed in the irregularly shaped areas as well as the cavities where it conforms to these areas and it is made of particles of fiber, foam and other materials.