Thermal efficiency is very important whether you are building or renovating a house. It is a primary concern both due to environmental reasons as well as spending too much on energy bills.
As per researchers, the maximum energy of the house is spent on heating during winters and cooling during summers. One of the ways to maintain room temperature throughout the year is by using adequate insulation.
Insulation material makes your home warm in the winter and cools in the summers. This significantly reduces heating and cooling bills throughout the year. Apart from being energy efficient, it has no adverse effect on the environment.
Benefits of Insulation-
You can lower your home’s heating and cooling costs by adding insulation to attics, floors, and walls by reducing unwanted leakage of air.
Types of Home Insulation-
There are various kinds of insulation materials available. You can choose insulation based on the material’s form and installation method-
Homeowners are usually familiar with this type of insulation method. It can be installed on your own and the main insulating material consists of mineral fibre which is either fibreglass or rock wool fibres.
Insulation batts come in the form of pre-cut panels and blankets as continuous rolls. The insulation batts installation is easy, readily available and affordable. Installing them might take little extra time as the material needs to be cut with a utility knife, however, in the long run, the little extra time installing insulation batts for Summer will considerable reduce your cooling bills.
These are made from glass and rock wool fibres, cellulose fibre or expanded vermiculite and perlite. They are installed with the help machines. Cellulosic insulation is made with recycled paper and wood fibre which are used in walls and attics.
Vermiculate is made from mica ore and perlite is obtained from volcanic rock. They are heated and expanded and non-combustible material is used in wall and ceiling insulation.
Foam or sprayed-in-place Insulation
These are installed by professionals with the use of equipment’s required for monitoring the mix and applying. It does not shrink and settle in place and acts as a barrier for moisture.
Sprayed-in-place is designed for new construction and used for walls and ceiling insulation, beamed ceilings, and around the foundation’s perimeter. They are a little expensive compared to other insulation materials.
Rigid foam-board Insulation
It is made with the combination of different materials- asphalt-impregnated fibre board, polystyrene and polyurethane. These are also used in new construction for roof sheathing, or insulation beneath interior walls or around foundations.
The polystyrene is an ideal material for under slab pod insulation as it is durable and highly energy-efficient. It reduces the effects of soil movement and the amount of concrete required for buildings.
Reflective insulation or foil wrap are made of aluminum foil and blocks the heat transfer through roofs and consists of multiple layers separated by air spaces. Wall wraps are much like foil wraps and protect from the heat and cold.
This is the simplest and cheapest ways to lower your energy costs that helps to keep the house cool in summers and warm in the winters. These are generally being used for new constructions only as they are applied to the roof decking or walls before the rest of the construction proceeds.
Whether you are constructing a new home or renovating, get all your insulation needs from insulation batts, under slap pod insulation, wall wraps and more.
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