Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. My name is Tim and I’m learning the great trade of roofing, siding, and insulation. I’m an apprentice at a local company, and I’m learning a ton. I’m also taking classes at the local community college, and one of my assignments is to write a blog. I thought I would write about different types of insulation, since that’s an area I am a little fuzzy on.
If you have decided to insulate your home, you are doing something good for the environment and good for your wallet. Insulating your home saves energy from being wasted and it saves you money. With so many different types of home insulation, it can get confusing trying to figure out the best type for your home. Read on to explore the different types of home insulation so you can choose the right type.
Some types of insulation you can install on your own. Fiberglass blankets are easy to install. They aren’t heavy and they are easy to cut. If you are interested in poured insulation, you can often rent insulation blowers from your local home improvement store and do it yourself. Most of the other types of insulation require a professional installer.
If you don’t want to deal with the time and hassle of installing the insulation yourself, you might want to hire a professional installer. This way you know that the job is going to be done right and you get a guarantee on the work. If you are going to hire a contractor, you want to make sure that you written estimates from at least three different contractors so you get a good idea of what the right price is going to be. Also make sure you check reviews of the contractors you are thinking about using.
Getting a Quote
When you are getting a quote, the contractor will inspect your home and look for all the areas that could benefit from insulation. They might suggest spray foam, which is very common or foam panels. Professional insulation contractors have all the right equipment and know-how to do a proper job and they can get the job done quickly and efficiently. You also get a warranty on the work.
If you live in a home that isn’t insulated, you feel it. Your home is hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. The hot air leaks out of your home in the winter and during hot summers the heat radiates into your home, making it hot and driving up the cost of your air conditioning bills and heating bills. The cold air won’t stay in during the summer, but during the winter, the cold air lingers making it costlier to heat your home. The key is to use home insulation to regulate the temperature and allow you to save on your bills.
When you insulate your home, you save money and you will even notice a decrease in outside noise. It is definitely worth the cost because you will save money on your heating and cooling bills. Once you have insulated your home, you will see a sharp decrease in your utility bills. Insulating your home is a great way to go green and do something good for the environment.
The most common type of home insulation are fiberglass blankets. If you like home improvement projects, you can even do it yourself since the blankets are lightweight and easy to cut. Loose fill fiberglass is another popular option. You will need to hire someone to do this for you and the fiberglass is blown into your home.
You might also want to consider spray foam for your home. Spray foam is a very effective insulating material and it expands to fill the empty spaces in your home. It will even seal gaps and cracks so you don’t have any air leaks at all. You need a professional for this job, so make sure to get at least three estimates from insulating services before you choose the company you want to work with.