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Know These 4 Types of Insulation?

No one likes to throw money away, let alone allow money to slowly seep out the cracks of your home's roof and attic. That's why we have insulation, which helps keep the conditioned air you're paying for inside, all for your comfort.

Most of the time, when people think of insulation in their home, you might picture a layer of fluffy pink stuff that you only want to see if you're bringing down the holiday decorations, but home insulation can take a wide variety of forms suited to different purposes. Knowing the ins and outs of what makes your home's energy system run can really give you the upper hand on saving money.

1. Fiberglass Batts 

Fiberglass batts are perhaps the most common form of insulation you will find in the home. This is the fluffy pink stuff, and is typically installed in the form of batts, which is a process of layering the material and creating sheets of it to easily install in your home. Some of the best advantages of using fiberglass batts is the ease of installation. The process is very straightforward, and can help you save even more on installation costs. 

2. Blown-In Fiberglass

In insulation terms, blown in-fiberglass refers to the same material as the fiberglass batts, only the pieces are individual clusters, blown in using a blowing machine. Although it uses the same material for insulation, the installation process provides many benefits.

Using the blow-in application method, the surface area is able to be covered much more. Almost no spots are missed and left open to escaping air. Blown-in fiberglass is one of the best methods to keep your home's heating and cooling system running as efficiently as possible. 

3. Blown-In Cellulose

The blown-in method is a popular method used to transport the insulating material to the attic's surface area very quickly, and one of the best materials to use is cellulose. Cellulose is made of different types of recycled material, such as cardboard, newspapers, and wood scraps.

One of the best aspects of using cellulose to insulate your home is the impact it has on the Earth. Cellulose is already made of recycled materials, and therefore is very eco-friendly. 

4. Spray Foam Insulation 

The top-of-the-line form of home insulation is what's known as spray foam insulation. This method involves spaying a liquid-based foam onto the surface you are wanting to insulate. Once sprayed, it begins to expand and form a layer of protection between your home's interior and the elements.

The biggest barrier to entry for the spray foam method is the price point, but once installed this type of insulation can save you the most in monthly heating and air conditioning costs. 

Learn More

If you are interested in upgrading or replacing your home's insulation, contact Trotter Roofing & Gutters today! We offer a variety of insulation products and services to ensure that you and your family can start saving on your electric bill! 

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