The quality of your attic insulation may not seem like big deal to the average person, but roofers and contractors know all the ways a home can suffer from poor insulation. Not only do you have to worry about the quality of the insulation inside you attic, you will also want to pay attention to the actual roof structure. Taking care to make sure that there are no areas in which air or moisture can enter is a large step to take in the direction of ensuring proper insulation. Once these air leakage sites are sealed you immediately increase the lifespan and efficiency of your insulation, as well as your home heating and cooling systems. There are many types of insulation available, but the most common you will see include; batts, blown, and sprayed insulations.
Popular Types and Styles of Insulation Available for Your Home
Batts are probably the most common form of insulation used and are formed in panels that make them easy to fit between the studs of walls. They are made from either cotton or fiberglass; this is the type you will most often see in the walls or flooring of homes. Blown insulation is quite different, and is comprised of small chunks of either fiberglass or cellulose. As its name would suggest this insulation is blown into the desired area creating a thick layer of loose style insulation. Sprayed foam is the final type of insulation and comes in two varieties; closed cell, and open cell. Its application is similar to that of the blown style insulation and is an especially helpful for those who have HVAC systems in locations that are not typically ideal, like the attic.
Exceptional Insulation from Exceptional Insulation Specialists
Whether you looking to re-insulate your home, or insulate a new addition contact the insulation professionals at George Kent Home Improvements. They offer exceptional insulation services to Mississauga, and the Greater Toronto Area. Check out their website, and request a free quote today.