Picking the Ideal Insulation Material
Insulation is a material used to reduce heat transmission, but it can also reduce power bills in homes and commercial establishments. A homeowner or building owner must hire a local insulation contractor to install insulation. These contractors use various types of insulation materials in homes and buildings.
How can homeowners pick the best ones?
According to the narrator in the video, there are several types of insulation, including cellulose (chopped newspaper), closed and open cell (liquid spray foam), recycled denim batts, fiberglass batts, and blown-in fiberglass.
The first consideration for homeowners when picking an insulation material is the R-value. Insulation materials have different R-values due to their density and thickness. The materials with the highest R-values perform better than those with lower values.
The second consideration for homeowners when picking an insulation material is safety. Insulation materials have varying safety features, but the best insulation materials have a high resistance to chemicals, moisture, and rodents to protect the health of the home’s occupants. Also, homeowners should choose non-combustible insulation materials.
The third consideration for homeowners when picking an insulation material is sound insulation. The insulation material should block exterior noises to help the home’s occupants sleep better and be more productive.