3 Residential Insulation Upgrades You Should Consider

You deserve to feel hassle-free comfort in your own home at a low cost. And when it comes to home comfort, few factors play a role as important as its insulation. Yet, choosing the best residential insulation for you can feel like a surprisingly complex decision. Each insulation has its own distinct advantages, and your situation could require unique insulation solutions. To help demystify some of these variables, we feel it’s time to do a breakdown of the most popular insulation types.

In this month’s blog post, we’ll be discussing the three main varieties of insulation you should consider at home: cellulose, fiberglass, and spray foam.

Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose insulation, derived from recycled paper and treated for fire resistance, is an eco-friendly option that excels in thermal performance. Its dense composition creates a seamless barrier, minimizing heat transfer and providing consistent comfort throughout your home. At the same time, the dense makeup of cellulose insulation gives it advanced sound-reducing properties, which makes it the insulation of choice for those living in urban areas or with large families.

Unique Advantages: Excels in thermal insulation, eco-friendly, noise muffling.

Fiberglass Insulation

A classic choice, fiberglass insulation has stood the test of time for good reason. Composed of fine glass fibers, it efficiently traps heat, making it an excellent thermal insulator.  It’s also exceptionally cheap to create and install, meaning that your checkbook will thank you for purchasing it. This ingenious insulation functions by containing thousands of small pockets of air. As any insulation specialist will tell you, air is a shockingly effective insulator since its molecular structure is widely spread out. This, in turn, drastically slows heat transfer.

Unique Advantages: Highly cost effective, versatile, and simple to install.

Spray Foam Insulation

For those seeking innovation, spray foam insulation takes center stage. Its expansive nature allows it to fill gaps and crevices, creating an airtight seal. This not only minimizes heat loss but also provides superior air sealing. Due to the superior air sealing, spray foam insulation also doubles as being the ideal insulation for keeping out both pests and allergenic pollens.

Unique Advantages: Airtight sealant, prevents pollen from entering, helps keep out bugs and rodents.

With all this knowledge in mind, we at Spartan hope we’ve given you the knowledge you need to decide which insulation is best for your needs. If you’d like more information, though, we invite you to contact us directly about the types of insulation we offer and how we can help. In the meantime, make sure to visit our blog next month for the best Kalamazoo-based residential insulation!