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Is Blown Insulation Better Than Batt & Rolls?

Blown-in fiberglass insulation installed in attic.If you need to install more insulation in your home, you may be confused and overwhelmed with all the different types. You’ve probably read about fiberglass, one of the most commonly used insulation materials.

Fiberglass is available in two forms: blown-in (loose-fill) and batts. Blanket insulation, made of batts or rolls, is widely used and often made of fiberglass. But what type of insulation is best? Is blown-in insulation better than batts?

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Differences Between the Two

  • 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 is smoother and can almost be considered a thermal blanket. It’s often installed in walls, particularly for new construction.
  • 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.

Blown-in and batt/roll insulation can be installed in different areas of a home, including the attic and walls. Fiberglass insulation is available in blown-in form — as is cellulose (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.

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Which One Is Better?

Generally, we don’t recommend installing batts in the attic — blown insulation can fill the space better for more energy-efficient performance. But this may not be the case for every home. A professional can assess your home and insulation needs to determine which type of insulation would be ideal.

At Gold Star Insulation, we install blown and batt fiberglass — and other materials — to meet every need.

If you need to insulate your home in the Sacramento area, contact Gold Star Insulation today.

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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.

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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

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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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