The Basics of a Blow-In Insulation Installation

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When people think of attic insulation, images of batting materials often come to mind. Those are actually made from fiberglass or mineral wool and are sold in flat sheets (batts). While there are other types of insulation available now, we have found one of the best types for this area and climate is blow-in insulation, which is both safe and environmentally friendly. What is this stuff made from, and how is it installed?

The Basics of a Blow-In Insulation Installation

What is Blow-In Insulation Made From?

This insulation is most often made from loose-fill fiberglass particles. The main benefit of a blow-in insulation installation is that the particles can easily get into oddly shaped and hard-to-reach areas and prevent cold air and moisture from coming in.

How Does Blow-in Insulation Installation Work?

The first part of a blow-in insulation installation involves sealing air gaps and wrapping water lines. The heater flue must also be protected, and the area must be checked for fire hazards. Skylight passages must be insulated, and rafter nets installed. It’s also important to seal off areas where the insulation material shouldn’t go and to be aware of any pipes and electrical wiring.

A professional blow-in insulation installation involves a large vacuum machine that has a long, attached hose. Once the material has been dispersed, weatherstripping may also be needed. This is definitely a two-person project, and with all of the safety considerations, it is best left to professionals.

At Polk County Insulation, our team is experienced with blow-in insulation installation and will get the job done right. Contact our office today for a consultation.