Insulation is done in homes so as to minimize the distractions from outside.These outside distractions may include cold, fire and noise.Residential insulation is therefore classified into three categories that include acoustic insulation, thermal insulation and fire insulation.There are many types of materials used in residential insulation and it is advisable to go for the material that can block all the three distractions.Thermal insulation is very important especially in old houses where insulation was rarely done.A good thermal insulation will also save you money in energy bills while a bad or no insulation will make your energy bills go high.
The most commonly used methods in residential insulation include Rockwell insulation, foam board insulation, loose fill insulation, blankets and batts insulation and fiberglass batts insulation.Blanket insulation is very common because it easy to install in the walls.The main components of the blanket insulation are the batts and rolls which come in different sizes and widths.The blankets are usually made up of flexible fiber and the bats are made from mineral wool or natural fibers.Fiberglass insulation is more preferred than the blanket insulation.The fiberglass batt insulation comes in standard width and thicknesses that are easily fit in the walls.When installing the fiberglass batt insulation it is recommended for one to wear protective gear that will prevent them from itching later.
There is also the Rockwell insulation.This is easier to install than the fiberglass batt insulation and it does not require any protective gear. The main disadvantage of this type of residential insulation is that when it gets wet, it can harbor moisture as well as mold.Another method of residential insulation is the loose fill fiberglass insulation.The attic part of the house is the ideal place to install the loose fill fiberglass because it is usually thick and puffy.The loose fill cellulose installation is another method of residential insulation and it is good for any climate.This is also good when insulating already finished buildings or areas that are out of reach.Special equipment is that blows the loose fill cellulose into the wall is used during installation.The cellulose is a good alternative from fiberglass because it is more Eco-friendly.
Another type of residential insulation is the spray foam insulation.Only a trained certified personnel is supposed to undertake the spray foam insulation method.The spray foam insulation is done by spraying different liquids on the wall that only mix when being sprayed.This insulation method is done by spraying different liquids that are only supposed to mix when they are being sprayed on the wall. When the liquids mix they turn into a foam substance which eventually cures to form a hardened plastic.Spray foam is a bit expensive but it will serve you for a long time.Spray foam can also be used in the acoustic insulation or the interior soundproofing.The following methods can reduce the noises coming into the house; use of draft guards and door seals, upgrading the windows to thicker ones, installing sound absorbing curtains and installing acoustic ceiling panels.