Keep Your House Warm with Blown-In Insulation
When you picture insulation, the image of fluffy pink blankets (fiberglass insulation) probably comes to mind. However, there’s another type of material that you can use to insulate your home, and it doesn’t involve laying those pink (and itchy) blankets along floors or between walls. What is it? It’s blown-in insulation.
While fiberglass insulation can certainly be effective, it does have limitations, especially when it comes to retrofit applications and areas that are difficult to access. If you’re looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home, blown-in insulation is an option that is definitely worth considering.
What is Blown-In Insulation?
Blown-in (also referred to as loose-fill) insulation involves coating floors or filling wall cavities with loose materials that have a good R-value. R-value is a measure that is used to determine a material’s ability to insulate.
There are several materials that can be used as blown-in insulation, including small, loose pieces of fiberglass, wool, and cellulose materials (materials that are comprised of wood). The small pieces of materials create an insulating effect; in other words, they can retain heat and prevent it from escaping your home.
How is Blown-In Insulation Installed?
The installation process of blow-in insulation is quite simple. The loose insulation material is packed in bags and is spread into the area that they are to be used with an insulation blower. The insulation is poured into the hopper of the blower, the blower is turned on, and a hose is used to spread the material around.
It’s a pretty straight-forward process and a professional will be able to complete the job in no time!
The Benefits of Blow-In Insulation
So, why should you consider using blown-in insulation in your home? Here’s a look at some of the benefits that this type of insulation provides:
• It’s easier to install. Rolls of fiberglass insulation can be heavy and installing them can be extremely cumbersome. With blown-in insulation, the installation process is much easier and significantly less exhaustive.
• It can be used virtually anywhere. Blown-in insulation can be installed virtually anywhere, including retrofits and hard-to-reach areas, unlike rolls of fiberglass insulation, which can be difficult to install in spaces that have already been built and in areas that can be difficult to access.
• It’s energy efficient. Blown-in insulation can have greater R-values than fiberglass insulation, thereby improving the energy efficiency of your home.
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