When people think of insulation what commonly comes to mind is batt insulation. Batt insulation is made of fiberglass or mineral wool (also called rock wool). Batt insulation was traditionally manufactured in rolls but is now manufactured and precut into industry standard sizes.
Batt insulation is installed with facing (called kraft-faced batts) or without facing. The climate determines which type to use. In some climates the facing on batts can serve as a vapor barrier. Other climates require a separate vapor barrier, in which case unfaced batt insulation is installed. Batt insulation is manufactured in many different R-values. The R-value required for your project depends on your climate, local building codes and the area you are insulating.
Batt insulation can be used in nearly any type of insulation application. Batt insulation can be used to insulate floors, walls, ceilings and attics. While it can be used anywhere, oftentimes other insulation types such as blown-in insulation or spray foam insulation may be better options.
The effectiveness of batt insulation depends greatly on how it is installed. To achieve full R-value batt insulation cannot be compressed or packed into a space. A professional insulation contractor has the experience and skill to properly install insulation to maximize effectiveness.
There are numerous reasons to commit to expert home insulation including:
Energy Savings: Proper insulation will save money on home monthly energy bills. Adding air sealing to any insulation project helps increase this energy savings. Our insulation experts will recommend the best solution for your residential project.
Return on Investment: One of the best things about new insulation projects is how quickly homeowners can see a return on their investment. Because insulation allows your HVAC system to operate more efficiently, your monthly savings will eventually equal the cost of the insulation itself, and then some.
Environmental Friendliness: Insulation reduces emissions from your home. Because conditioned air is kept inside, your HVAC system will run less, reducing energy use and your environmental footprint.