The most common form of home insulation is “Batt and Roll” or “Blanket” insulation. It is typically stored in rolls, is generally made of fiberglass and is the least expensive way to insulate a home.
Easy to Install
Batt and roll insulation are manufactured in various sizes for easy transport, and to make the installation easy for everybody from contractors to do-it-yourselves.
Air Seal Before Insulating
Insulation helps save energy by preventing heat transfer either into or out of your home (depending on the climate). But insulation is not effective at stopping air from infiltrating through gaps and cracks in the home’s exterior shell, or envelope. Therefore, for the insulation to be effective, you must seal air leaks before adding insulation.
Higher R-Values Insulate Better
Like all insulation, batt and roll is rated on an R-Value scale, which measures the thermal resistance – the effectiveness to prevent heat transfer – of the material. The R-Value increases with the density and thickness of the insulation. A higher R-Value means better insulating properties – and a higher the cost.
Rigid foam is used in walls, roofs, and foundations, for retrofits or new construction. Most varieties of foam have a higher R-value per inch than fiberglass, cotton, or cellulose. There are three main types of rigid foam insulation: expanded polystyrene (EPS), extruded polystyrene (XPS), and polyisocyanurate.
Spray Foam Insulation
It is basically referred to various plastic foam materials that are used in building construction to provide thermal insulation and minimize air infiltration. Polyurethane and polyisocyanurate are two types of foam used in this application. We are experts in the process.