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What Types of Insulation Are Out There?

Even if you know very little about the construction of homes, you are probably familiar with the notion of insulation. If you want to heat your home efficiently in the winter and cool it affordably in the summer, then you need to have the right amount of insulation installed in the right places throughout that home. Not only must you have the right amount of insulation rated at the appropriate R-value, though; you must also have the right type of insulation in Everett, WA.

Blanket Insulation

Blanket insulation, which you may purchase in batt or roll form, is the type of insulation that most people probably think of when they hear the word. Yes, this is that fluffy, cotton candy like material that you hopefully never mistook for the real thing. It is useful for installation between studs, beams, and other wooden supports. It is also quite inexpensive and, if you really just want to add a bit of insulation to a known trouble spot, pretty simple to handle on one’s own. That being said, you will always get the best results when working with a professional technician.

Foam Board /Rigid Insulation

If you are looking to insulate unfinished walls, floors and ceilings, or roofs meeting certain criteria, foam board or rigid insulation may be the way to go. This type of insulation doesn’t need to lay it on thick, as it has a very impressive insulating value when compared to the thickness of the board itself. Needless to say, it will have to be carefully cut to size.

Spray Foam/Blown-In Insulation

These insulation types use very different materials, but are often used in similar applications. Spray foam entails, well, spraying a foam insulation into an area. It then hardens up and fills the space. Blown-in insulation can use very environmentally friendly, recycled materials to insulate similar existing areas. It is simply blown in and allowed to settle, and is also called loose-fill insulation.

Schedule your insulation services with G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.

 

 

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