When it comes to choosing the right insulation for your home, there are so many different types. How do you choose the best option for you?
That is where Madd Air Heating & Cooling comes in. Madd Air has been around for years, the last decade to be exact.
These guys have years of experience and the skill it takes for all types of home insulation installation. Because of this, Madd Air cannot only guide you into picking the perfect option for your home’s needs, but they are also equipped to professionally install whatever type that may be.
Just to name a few;
Blanket insulation is one of the most commonly used options, it comes in either batts/Sheets or rolls made of flexible fiberglass material. Blankets typically come in rolls of up to 65ft, whereas blanket insulation batts are simply pre-cut material sized in either 4ft or 8ft lengths. It is common for blanket insulation to have a paper or foil sheet attached to one side that acts as a barrier and vapor retarder. In some cases, like installing insulation over old insulation, it is recommended to use the blanket insulation without the manufactured barrier.
Concrete block insulation is just what it sounds like. It is simply the process of filling the inner cores of concrete block walling with insulation. This can be done using rigid foam inserts, liquid foam, or beaded foam. This type of insulation is usually installed for a new home that is being constructed or having major renovation work done. In this instance, any foundation walls should use high-pressured foam in the concrete blocks rather than the other options.
Foam board insulation is a pretty hardy insulation choice. In comparison to standard fiberglass batting, it’s R-Value is much higher per-inch of thickness. Foam board insulation comes in standardized cuts of 4×8 and smaller pieces as well. However, foam board tends to be pricey in comparison to other insulation options and is usually only recommended for areas where water may occur due to their high moisture resistance.
When installing insulation into an already existing attic of a home, more than likely the type of insulation you will want to use is loose-fill blown-in insulation. Loose-fill insulation is precisely as it sounds, loose insulation particles. Choosing loose-Fill blown-in insulation installation is the best option for an existing attic simply because all of the attics structures are already in place. The process of installing loose-fill insulation is pretty simple and often involves pouring and spreading manually or blowing it into place. This type of insulation offers a customized fill for just the right depth, and R-value needed for any homes attic.
Reflective system insulation is very simply the installation of an aluminum backing material onto another material such as rigid foam or cardboard. In warmer climates, such as Texas, it is common to use a reflective insulation system to keep the heat coming from your roof from entering your home.
Rigid fiberboard insulation is typically made of either fiberglass or mineral wool substance. Generally, this type of insulation is used for air ducts in homes and other areas that need to withstand high heat. To have this type of insulation installation performed, you will need an experienced HVAC contractor like Madd Air.
Sprayed foam insulation not only insulates your home but also creates airtight seals for maximum air and temperature control. Sprayed foam insulation is commonly used for attic walls, cracks, areas with holes or gaps due to electrical work or otherwise, as well as any other tricky places where air can seep through and affect your home’s temperature/energy use. Unlike common insulation materials, spray foam dries rock hard and never loses its shape or strength, therefore making it an extremely effective and durable insulation material.
As you can see, just from the few forms of insulation listed above, choosing your home’s insulation can be a bit frustrating and confusing. There are so many choices with so many different factors to consider. Lucky for you, Madd Air Heating & Cooling is ready to help! Give the professionals a call today at 281-354-9600 and stop stressing over your insulation installation!