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Types of Insulation

5 Types of Insulation

Insulation can be effective if it is properly installed coupled with a continuous air barrier. Insulation materials are rated according to their ability to resist heat flow. This thermal resistance rating is commonly known as an “R-value.” The higher the R-value, the better the material is at resisting heat flow. ENERGY STAR qualified homes can include one or more of the following types of insulation:

   

Batt Insulation

Batt Insulation is typically made from mineral fiber (fiberglass) and manufactured in blankets of various sizes and thicknesses. Batt insulation is typically fitted between studs, joists, and beams and should fill the wall, floor, or ceiling cavity without any gaps, voids, or compression.

   

Blown-in Insulation

Blown-in Insulation is typically made from fiberglass and is literally blown into the walls and attic through a large hose. Blown-in insulation should completely fill the wall cavities and be an even thickness throughout the attic.

Your Pro Insulators professional can help determine the optimal type of insulation for your project.

   

BIBS Blown-In Blankets

BIBS is an insulation system that blows dry white fiberglass insulation into walls, floors, attics and cathedral ceilings. The BIBS system makes a custom filling around wiring and fixtures, eliminating costly voids and air gaps.  BIBS is popular in new construction as well as retro fit projects.

   

Spray Foam Insulation

Sprayed Foam Products are typically made from polyurethane or similar products and are injected or sprayed into cavities where they expand to the desired thickness. Spray foam is either open-cell or closed-cell

  • OC (Open-Cell) offers a complete air barrier system. Buildings insulated with  Open-cell foam provides occupants a quieter and more comfortable indoor space.  Open-cell foam adds significant energy efficiency value by filling open voids, cracks and crevices during installation.  Open-cell foam insulation is recommended for walls, attics, ceilings and floors. Open-cell foam offers an aged R-value of 3.9 per inch
  • CC (Closed-Cell) foam seals the building envelope to create an optimal energy efficient environment. Closed-cell foam insulation is recommended for non-vented attics, ceilings, floors, foundations, piping, and non-vented crawl spaces. Closed-cell foam offers an aged R-value of 6.9 per inch. Closed cell insulation is recommended for metal buildings and can eliminate many problems such as: Corrosion, air leakage, moisture problems, sweating ceilings
   

Weatherseal (Air Sealing)

What are the benefits of air sealing?

Air infiltration can account for 30 percent or more of a home’s heating and cooling costs and contribute to problems with moisture, noise, dust, and the entry of pollutants, insects, and rodents.  Reducing infiltration can significantly cut annual heating and cooling costs, improve durability, and create a healthier indoor environment.

Pro Insulators will seal all plumbing and electrical penetrations, doors, windows and attic hatches where air leakage is found.


Contact a Pro Insulators professional to determine the optimal type of insulation for your project.

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