In choosing an insulation for your Rolesville rental properties, there are several different types available. All of them have their own pros and cons. This can complicate things when you’re trying to choose the proper insulation unless you have the information needed to make an informed choice. In the following, we are going to look at four of the most common home insulation types along with a few pros and cons of each.
Fiberglass insulation was fashioned to be used in unfinished walls, ceilings, and floors. It is created out of glass fibers that have been matted into fluffy (usually pink) batts and rolls. The batts or rolls’ size makes them perfect for installing between studs, joists, and beams. Fiberglass insulation is also relatively inexpensive and somewhat easy to install, which makes it a popular choice. On the other hand, it can be irritating to the skin and airways, so gloves and other preventive measures have to be taken before handling. Another drawback to fiberglass insulation is that it is difficult to add to existing construction without deconstructing the walls and ceilings.
Loose Fill and Blown-In
Loose fill or blown-in insulation is largely useful when adding insulation to existing walls, attic floors, or other hard-to-reach areas. Loose fill and blown-in insulation are usually made of dry cellulose, fiberglass, or mineral wool. The process of blowing in the insulation is conceivably its biggest drawback as specialized equipment is needed.
Foam board is usually used to insulate concrete blocks and slabs. Made from strong materials such as polyurethane, foam board can be installed right into the walls of new construction. If adding to existing construction, foam board may be used to insulate foundation floors, walls, and ceilings. It is somewhat thin but has great insulating value. Though like blown-in insulation, specialized skills and equipment are needed to install the foam board. It is also not whether or fire resistant, so additional layers should be added to obtain a weatherproof finish.
Sprayed foam is one of the most flexible types of insulation available. Created from a durable polyurethane, sprayed foam is made for use in enclosed spaces, walls, gaps, and unfinished attic floors. It is easy to install around existing construction and pipes or other features. You can purchase sprayed foam in small containers for minor jobs, but larger amounts have to be applied using special spraying equipment. It also has a tendency to be more expensive than some of the other insulation types.
All in all, the type of insulation you decide to get for your rental homes will depend on a combination of factors— including the cost, the current state of the home, and which areas need insulation. All types are going to increase the energy efficiency of the home, and so no matter which one you pick, you’ll add value and comfort to your rental properties in Rolesville. To find out more, please contact us online or call us at 919-481-0008 today!
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