Residential insulation is done to block any outside form of distraction from getting inside the house.Distractions like noise, fire and cold are the main reasons for residential insulation.Residential insulation is therefore classified into three categories that include acoustic insulation, thermal insulation and fire insulation.Choosing a material that can insulate against all three distractions in the best when installing residential insulation.Insulation was rarely done well in the past thus it is good to have old houses reinstalled especially with thermal insulation.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.
There are different methods used for residential insulation and they include the following; blanket and batt insulation, fiberglass insulation, loose fill insulation, foam board insulation, sprayed foam and Rockwell 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.Blanket batt insulation is becoming less preferable than the fiberglass batt insulation.It will usually come in different standard widths and thicknesses that will easily fit in the ceilings as well as the walls.This type of insulation requires the person doing the work to wear protective gear to prevent them from itching later.
The third material used in residential insulation is the Rockwell insulation.Rockwell insulation does not require wearing of protective gear and is also easier to install than the fiberglass batt insulation. Harboring of mold and retaining of moisture is the main limitation in using the Rockwell insulation method.Another method of residential insulation is the loose fill fiberglass insulation.This is done mostly in the attics because it is puffy and thick.The loose fill cellulose insulation is the most ideal insulation for any climate.This is also good when insulating already finished buildings or areas that are out of reach.These loose fill cellulose require to be blown inside the wall during installation by a special equipment.The loose fill cellulose installation is more preferred than fiberglass because it is more environmental friendly.
Spray foam insulation is the other residential insulation method used.Installation of the spray foam requires a trained professional to do the work.The process involves spraying different liquids that will only mix when being sprayed on the wall. A foam substance is formed when the liquid mixture hits the wall, and then later it will become hardened plastic after curing.Spray foam is durable and thus more expensive than the other methods.In acoustic insulation or interior soundproofing, one can also use spray foam.In interior soundproofing there are many options to consider that include installing acoustic ceiling panels, upgrading the windows to thicker ones, installing sound absorbing curtains, use of draft guards and door seals and also padded carpets.