Which Insulation is Right for You?

As the spring warms up, you may feel like it’s unusually hot for this time of year. If you are feeling this way, you may be surprised to hear that it’s not just you—the science agrees with you. Scientists agree that not only was 2023 one of the hottest years on record, but that 2024 has a 1 in 5 chance of being even hotter. While this has implications for our climate, it also has implications for home and business owners who want to protect themselves and their families from the heat.

With the coming record-high temperatures, now more than ever is the best time to consider insulating your home or business. But which insulation should you choose? In this month’s blog post, we’re discussing whether spray foam, blown in, or fiberglass insulation is right for you.

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is one of the go-to varieties of insulation—and for good reason. Spray foam insulation has one of the highest R-values of commonly used insulation types. On top of that, spray foam insulation has the unique benefit of possessing air-sealing properties. That means spray foam insulation comes with the added bonus of sealing air leaks that could leak the air in your home. On top of that, this also means that allergens and other particles won’t be able to find their way inside through your spray foam insulated walls.

Blown In Insulation

Blown in insulation is renowned in the field of insulation services for its ability to be installed in areas of almost any shape. Where spray foam insulation, for instance, is more difficult to apply in tight spaces such as crawlspaces and storage, blown in insulation doesn’t have that issue. Since blown in insulation is literally blown into areas, it can even be effectively installed in areas that the installers, themselves, can’t reach.

Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass insulation is renowned for its cost-effective material and installation options. If you’re looking for the most affordable way to bring your building up to code, then fiberglass insulation is for you. Other popular reasons for choosing fiberglass insulation are its fire-resistant properties, wide availability, and DIY-friendly installation.

With the coming seasons of heat, don’t let you, your customers, or your family suffer from the effects of poor insulation. To install the perfect insulation for you, click here to contact our professionals at Spartan Insulation today.