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Difference Between Batt & Blown-In Insulation

Do you need to insulate your home? As the temperatures continue to drop and your heating bills start to rise, you’re probably thinking of ways to save money without sacrificing comfort. If you need more insulation, this is a good place to start!

What type of insulation should you get? Let’s look at fiberglass, one of the most commonly installed insulation materials. Fiberglass insulation is available as batt and blown-in.

Batt vs. Blown-In Insulation

How is batt insulation different than blown-in insulation?

Typically made of fiberglass, batt insulation is available in pre-cut panels and is one of the most common forms of insulation. It’s often installed in spaces relatively free of obstructions, such as pipes and wiring. Batt insulation (which can make up what is known as blanket insulation) is smoother looking and can be almost be thought of as a thermal blanket. It is often installed in walls, particularly for new construction projects.

Blown-in insulation, also referred to as loose-fill insulation, is installed using a blowing machine. Depending on the material of the insulation, the installation method may vary slightly.

Both blown-in and batt insulation can be installed in different areas of a home, including the attic and the walls. A professional will be able to assess your home and insulation needs to determine which type of insulation would be an ideal solution.

Fiberglass insulation is available in blown-in form—and so is cellulose (which is referred to as loose-fill cellulose). Blown-in fiberglass and cellulose have superior sound control capabilities and can help reduce noises from outside and inside, between different rooms and levels.

Insulation Installation in Sacramento, CA

If you need an insulation company serving the Sacramento area, look to the team at Gold Star Insulation. We offer high-quality fiberglass and cellulose insulation from leading manufacturers to help homeowners save on their energy bills and live more comfortably, year in and year out.

No matter your needs, we have the right solutions to meet them. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to get a free estimate for your project!

Where should you insulate in your home? Check out our interactive infographic:

Products We Install
Energy Audits

Our team can help you save money with a home energy audit and air sealing services.


Our insulation team installs batt and blown-in fiberglass insulation.


Environmentally friendly and effective, cellulose works well in homes and buildings.

Spray Foam

Gold Star Insulation is a leading installer of spray foam insulation in the Sacramento area.

Radiant Barrier

An attic radiant barrier can help keep your home cooler and more comfortable.

Insulation Removal

Gold Star Insulation provides home insulation removal services.

Air Sealing

We are committed to saving you money by sealing your attic—which is the main source of air leaks in the home.

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