The main purpose of residential insulation is to maintain a good environment within the house.These outside distractions may include cold, fire and noise.Fire insulation, acoustic insulation and thermal insulation are the main types of residential insulation mostly depending on the distraction.There are many types of materials used in residential insulation and it is advisable to go for the material that can block all the three distractions.Thermal insulation is a must in most homes and especially in the older where installation was not done well in the past.High energy bills might be reduced in time by installing a good thermal residential insulation.
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 the most and it is also easy to install it yourself.It comes with batts and rolls of different sizes and widths.Mineral wool or natural fibers are used to make the batts while flexible fiber is used to make the blankets.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.The fiberglass insulation causes itchiness on the skin thus the person installing it must wear protective gear.
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. The only limitation of the Rockwell insulation is that it can retain water and also harbor mold when it becomes wet.Loose fill fiberglass insulation is another method of residential insulation.This is done mostly in the attics because it is puffy and thick.The loose fill cellulose installation is another method of residential insulation and it is good for any climate.The advantage of using the loose fill method is it can be installed in finished buildings or irregularly shaped areas that are out of reach.The loose fill cellulose insulation is done using special equipment that blows it inside the walls.The loose fill cellulose installation is more preferred than fiberglass because it is more environmental friendly.
Another type of residential insulation is the spray foam insulation.Only a trained certified personnel is supposed to undertake the spray foam insulation method.The spray foam insulation is done by spraying different liquids on the wall that only mix when being sprayed.This insulation method is done by spraying different liquids that are only supposed to mix when they are 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.The spray form is also done in interior soundproofing of houses.The following methods can reduce the noises coming into the house; use of draft guards and door seals, upgrading the windows to thicker ones, installing sound absorbing curtains and installing acoustic ceiling panels.