Do you know what is inside your home? Are you knowledgeable about your insulation? There are many options on the market to insulate your home. Your options are fiberglass, cellulose, batting, and the most efficient option is spray foam insulation. These all offer you different outcomes to insulate your home. Let’s take a deeper look into each of these products to see what would best fit you.
The first type of insulation we wanted to touch on is Fiberglass Insulation. Fiberglass can either be blown-in or rolled/batts. The insulation business has been working with fiberglass insulation for over 70 years and gives homeowners a more flexible R-value (R-11 to R-38) to abide by local building codes. Fiberglass can slow the spread of heat and cold by trapping pockets of air, the product doesn’t absorb water, and is a natural noncombustible.
While fiberglass insulation does provide some incentives, it also comes with some costs that could provide trouble for you later. This specific insulation is hazardous to your health and home. When the insulation is disturbed, small particles can be released into the air causing your to inhale pieces of fiberglass. This can lead to serious health problems for you and your family. While we must say, if you choose to get fiberglass installed or already have it installed in your home, you will most likely not experience any major health problems but the threat is there.
The second type of insulation we wanted to discuss is cellulose insulation. The insulation itself is made up of either wet or dry recycled paper. Cellulose is a denser insulation that can cut down your on sound by only 20% and can save you some money in the long run. It can also offer you higher R-vale (3.2 per inch) than fiberglass insulation.
Just like fiberglass, cellulose insulation comes with its own problems that will give you a headache in the future. Cellulose insulation absorbs moisture easily, which not only reduces long-term efficiency but can cause the insulation to mold and rot. Even wet-blown cellulose can suffer from these effects. Cellulose contains dust that can be blown throughout your house when installed and can cause or worsen breathing problems. Industry experts advise homeowners to stay away from this type of insulation due to the fact that you are contaminating your home with dust and mold.
The third and most efficient type of insulation is foam insulation. Top professionals and industry experts recommend foam insulation over any other type of insulation. Foam insulation offers an abundance of benefits such as class 1A fire rating, sound proofing that removes up to 70% of sound, non-toxic/hypoallergenic, isn’t a food source for mold, and provides unparalleled protection from infiltration and thermal conductance.
Seal Tech Insulation is a full service contractor which can provide you fiberglass, cellulose, or spray foam. Our goal is to provide you with facts and information to help you make an informed decision. We specialize in spray foam and it provides the most benefits for your home / commercial building that is why we steer you towards this option. Let Seal Tech Insulation take a look at your home and help you get on track for winter. We are able to provide you a Energy Audit Evaluation to pinpoint your problem areas. Seal Tech Insulation will be your one stop shop for anything insulation.
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