According to the U.S. Department of Energy, cooling and heating your home can be approximately 44% of the cost of your energy bill, which is why investing in good insulation is a great way to save money. There are two basic kinds, or forms of insulation for your home, batt insulation and blown-in insulation. There are benefits and reasons for choosing both.
Batt Insulation- This is one of the most common kinds of insulation mostly because of its cost and its overall ease of installation. It comes in rolled out sheets and can be cut to fill in standard walls and ceilings. It has a relatively low R- value and loses some value when compressed or wet. It’s not a very good option for crawl spaces or basements as it really doesn’t do well with moisture. Also, even the littlest of installation mistakes can actually mean the performance of the insulation is drastically reduced.
Blown-In Insulation– Blown-in insulation requires professional training and equipment. It is ideal for wall and attic cavities and can be blown in to tight or unusual spaces. It is very cost effective and is safer than fiberglass insulation. One of the cons of blown-in insulation is that over time it loses some of its R-value as it starts to compact. One of the best ways to decide which type of insulation you may need is to consult a professional. At Polk County Insulation, we can take a look at your project and help you decide which type is best suited for your project. Contact us today.