Insulation for Homes and Businesses
in Knoxville & Maryville, TN
When it comes time to add to the insulation of your home, you have a number of choices. There is Batt Insulation and Spray Foam, but this post is about blown-in insulation. If you choose blown-in insulation, you will experience the following benefits.
Fiberglass insulation is naturally fire retardant throughout its life and can also reduce the level of noise coming into the house due to the natural sound-dampening properties of fiberglass.
Batt insulation maintains its effectiveness because it does not settle over time. It is available with and without the facing that acts as a vapor and air barrier for use in different applications.
Loose-fill insulation performs up to 22% better than batts of the same R value and is one of the fastest paybacks of any home improvement project.
One of the benefits of blown-in insulation when compared to types like fiberglass batts, is that blown-in insulation is more efficient. Because loose-fill insulation is a monolithic layer of insulation without seams like are found in batts, studies have shown that loose-fill insulation performs up to 22% better than batts of the same R value.
Easy to Install
Another benefit of blown-in insulation is that it is very easy to install. It is also very fast. A professional can take care of blown-in insulation much more quickly than they can install other types of insulation. Usually two installers can do a house in a few hours – one feeding material into a blowing machine in the truck and the other in the attic spreading the insulation from the other end of the hose. Those two installers batting the attic would take much more time.
Adding loose-fill insulation to your attic is one of the fastest paybacks of any home improvement project. The amount of money you save on energy costs will add up quickly over the next couple of years, more than paying for itself, and even bringing a return on your investment.
There are several factors to consider when installing home insulation, such as the amount required to achieve the desired R-value, which is based on your particular geographic location. Batt insulation is available in a range of R-values, including medium- and high-density blankets. Properly installing insulation around plumbing and electrical wiring, while ensuring proper ventilation in attics and crawl spaces, can be a complex process. This is where a professional insulation company can help.