Whether you’re interested in the construction industry or trying to understand your home better, there is a lot to be learned when it comes to insulation in your home. To help guide you, here are the basics of insulation.
- What is it for? – Insulation is material used to fill any exposed gaps of your home in order to reduce outside elements and temperatures to reach the interior of your home. Insulation can be found in many places, such as the floor, walls, crawlspace, attic, ducts, and barriers. Insulation is rated by its R-value, which determines how well the insulation resists the flow of heat.
- Different types – There are different types of insulation based on preference or depending on where the insulation is being placed. Types of insulation include fiberglass insulation (batt & blown-in) and cellulose insulation (wall spray & damp spray).
- Installation – Who should install insulation? Insulation should always be installed by a professional for safety reasons and proper function of the insulation. Installation typically takes place in the early stages of construction.
- Cost– The cost of insulation varies depending on how much you need and the type of insulation.
We hope this information has taught you the basics of insulation. Keep in mind that insulation has many different types and costs vary, so always consult with a professional for all your insulation needs. If you have any questions regarding insulation and the services we provide, please contact us at AppleBlossom Energy today!