Batting insulation is manufactured from fiberglass that is formed into long, flat pieces. Approximately half of the homes that have insulation use fiberglass batting, which is also called batt or blanket insulation. Batting insulation can have a paper or foil facing, but some varieties don’t. It is a safe and effective way to insulate your home.
- Fiberglass Batting Insulation. These products are made out of super-fine glass fibers, and the precut sheets range from four to eight feet long and 15 to 23 inches wide. Those tiny fibers create countless numbers of small air pockets that help with the airflow. Fiberglass insulation is also sold in rolls, which can get turned out over ceiling framing and walls.
- How is Batting Insulation Installed? Batting insulation gets installed in attics, ceilings, floors, and walls. Installers attach the pieces in between studs, rafters, and joists. Since the batt is flexible, it can fit right into the framing. For the best results, it must be installed and fitted properly. It comes in a range of R-values and can be layered to increase the level of protection. Batting can also help with sound dampening.
To find out if batting insulation is right for your home, call us at Polk County Insulation to set up an appointment. We have extensive experience with multiple types of insulation, so we are always happy to answer your questions and help you determine what will be best for your situation. We are also familiar with the local climate, so we can advise you based on this information as to what type of insulation will hold up the best to the heat and humidity we experience here during much of the year.