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!