November 14, 2017
Insulation is done in homes so as to minimize the distractions from outside.These outside distractions may include cold, fire and noise.Thus there are three types of residential insulation depending on the objective and they are thermal insulation, acoustic insulation and fire insulation.Choosing a material that can insulate against all three distractions in the best when installing residential insulation.Thermal insulation is a must in most homes and especially in the older where installation was not done well in the past.Investing in thermal insulation will cost you money but it will also save you on the energy bills in the future.
The most commonly used methods in residential insulation include Rockwell insulation, foam board insulation, loose fill insulation, blankets and batts insulation and fiberglass batts insulation.Blanket insulation is very common because it easy to install in the walls.Blankets insulation usually consists of different sizes of batts and rolls.The blankets are usually made up of flexible fiber and the bats are made from mineral wool or natural fibers.Fiberglass insulation is more preferred than the blanket insulation.It will usually come in different standard widths and thicknesses that will easily fit in the ceilings as well as the walls.When installing the fiberglass batt insulation it is recommended for one to wear protective gear that will prevent them from itching later.
The third material used in residential insulation is the Rockwell insulation.Rockwell insulation does not require wearing of protective gear and is also easier to install than the fiberglass batt insulation. The only limitation of the Rockwell insulation is that it can retain water and also harbor mold when it becomes wet.The other type of residential insulation is the loose fill fiberglass insulation.This is done mostly in the attics because it is puffy and thick.The loose fill cellulose insulation is the most ideal insulation for any climate.This is also good when insulating already finished buildings or areas that are out of reach.These loose fill cellulose require to be blown inside the wall during installation by a special equipment.The loose fill cellulose installation is more preferred than fiberglass because it is more environmental friendly.
Spray foam insulation is also another method used in residential insulation.Only a trained certified personnel is supposed to undertake the spray foam insulation method.The process involves spraying different liquids that will only mix when being sprayed on the wall. The liquid mixture when sprayed on the wall, it will expand into a foam and later harden into plastic when is done curing.Spray foam is durable and thus more expensive than the other methods.Spray foam can also be used in the acoustic insulation or the interior soundproofing.In interior soundproofing there are many options to consider that include installing acoustic ceiling panels, upgrading the windows to thicker ones, installing sound absorbing curtains, use of draft guards and door seals and also padded carpets.