Insulation Options To Save You Money

Insulating your home can cut your energy costs while keeping you and your family toasty warm. There are different types that will work with your budget and structure. Which one works best? Here are the options to choose from.

Spray Foam

Spray foam solutions are the longest lasting of the types of insulation. Installed with an aerosol can or special type of equipment, it expands to fill the hard to reach spots then hardeneds to seal out the external temperature and moisture. It wards away mold to keep the air in your house clean. It suppresses the noise from outside keeping your abode nice and quiet. Spray foam can also be used in conjunction with other types of insulation.

Rolled Insulation

Installing rolls of batting can be a simple home project. It is made of fiberglass and is tucked between the wall studs and into the rafters of your home. You need to wear clothes that cover your skin and have a utility knife to cut it to the size you need. While it is easy to install, it is less energy efficient that spray foam.

Blown In

You can rent equipment to add blown-in insulation into your home but to ensure that it works best for you it is best to hire a professional. Composed of fiberglass, rock wool, newspaper or repurposed cardboard, it is shot into the crevices to keep the heat trapped in your home to keep you comfortable. Using recycled materials helps the environment with keeping your energy costs down.

Foam Board

Rigid sheets of foam are cut down and pounded against the exterior walls and roof of your house. Foam board can also be used in your basement to keep the cold out. Made of polystyrene or polyurethane, you can install it yourself in your unfinished rooms.