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Types Of Insulation: Here is All You Need To Know

Jun 30, 2021 | Blog

While we discussed the first two out of four types of insulation in the previous blog, we will discuss the remaining two types in this blog.

Blown-In Insulation:

Blown insulation mainly consists of fiberglass and cellulose. It is the least expensive type of insulation and is excellent for all sorts of retrofit situations.

One of its advantages is that it can be relocated easily. You could just pick up all the small pieces in a vacuum and relocate them anywhere else. Because blown insulation consists of small amounts of fiberglass and cellulose, blown insulation is considered ideal for any depth and can fit in any space. However, it is a lot heavier than all other types of insulation, so it depends on your ceilings and walls if they can take the weight. Similar to the way blanket insulation affects your lungs, blown insulation can also affect your lungs severely.

Spray Foam Insulation:

Spray foam insulation is much more expensive than all the other types of insulation. However, it can effectively stop the flow of air, water, vapor, and sound transmission, but moisture may still pass through the insulation.

However, this particular type of insulation is often not recommended due to several factors; hence, you would need to hire specialized professionals. Subcontractors may charge you a high price for this procedure. The installation process for this type of insulation is quite complex and challenging. It creates a lot of mess at the installation site and produces many toxic gasses during the process.

To learn more about the different types of insulation, you can contact Advanced Construction and Development at (936) 521-2446.