Insulation plays a major role in a home’s performance, efficiency, and comfort. Proper installation is critical, as is choosing the right type and level of insulation for each home. The approach to insulation installation will vary depending on the configuration of a home, and whether the home is a new or existing building. The minimum requirements for any building will be determined by local energy codes.
Types of Insulation
There are four basic types of insulation: Batt and Roll, Blown, Spray Foam, and Foam Board.
Batt insulation is most commonly made from fiberglass or wool. It comes in sections that are pre-cut to fit the standard spacing between framing.
Blown, also known as loose-fill, insulation is made of recycled materials such as cellulose and fiberglass. This insulation is blown into place, making it ideal for areas of a home that are irregularly shaped or difficult to reach.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation is polyurethane-based. This is particularly useful for creating an air-tight seal around the doors and windows, in the attic, and into the walls of your home. Check out Spray Foam FAQs for more information.
Foam board is referred to as rigid panels of insulation. It is a versatile insulation option that can be used for interior and exterior use on practically every part of a home. Foam board is made of polystyrene or polyurethane.
R-value is an important aspect of insulation, but what is it? R-value is a measure of a material’s ability to resist heat flow. A higher r-value yields higher thermal resistance. Insulation has increased effectiveness when the r-value is kept consistent throughout a space.
Insulation Installation in Birmingham, AL
Do you feel warm or cool areas inside your home? Have you noticed wall spaces in your attic with no insulation? Do your insulation levels seem low? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is time you contact Eco Three! Over time, insulation may settle, fall, or get moved around. It is also possible that the r-value of your insulation is not of the highest value. We can evaluate the efficiency of your current insulation, and present you with several installation options. With Eco Three, you will get high quality insulation installation and improved energy efficiency in your home.