Batt Fiberglass Insulation
Batt insulation is what most people imagine insulation to be. It is pre-cut, fiberglass or rock wool insulation. But instead of coming in rolls, it comes in flat pieces. Some batts come foil facing or with paper and some come without facing. Depending on your home and the climate in your area determines which one to use. In some climates, the facing on batts can act as a vapor barrier. In other climates a separate vapor barrier is required, in which case unfaced batt insulation is installed.
Insulation helps with energy costs by preventing heat or cold transfer either into or out of your home. Batt insulation can be used to insulate walls, ceilings, floors and attics and most often fit between the framing of the home. Batts are sold in a variety of R-values, which means you may need more than one layer to maximize the recommendations for your home. While it can be used anywhere, this type of insulation is not always the most effective. Other insulation types such as blown-in insulation or spray foam insulation may be better options.
One benefit of batt insulation is that it does not settle over time. This allows it to maintain its effectiveness because it keeps its shape and does not deplete. Fiberglass insulation is made from a combination of sand and recycled glass. This results in it being naturally fire retardant throughout its life. Additional insulation can also reduce the level of noise coming into the house due to its sound-reducing properties of fiberglass. It is also often made from recycled materials which is great for reducing the reliance on fossil fuels.
The effectiveness of batt insulation can greatly depend on how it is installed. To achieve the full R-value batt insulation can’t be compressed or packed into a space. Installing the insulation properly around plumbing and electrical wiring, while ensuring proper ventilation in attics and crawl spaces, can be a tricky and complex process. A professional contractor like Insulation Ogden, UT has the experience and skill to properly install insulation to maximize its effectiveness while maintaining a safe environment.. Give us a call for your free quote today!
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