What is Insulation Made of?

Blown-in insulation at Luck Insulation

Blown-in insulation at Luck InsulationThere are many types of insulation to choose from when insulating your home. Understanding the differences can help determine why one type of insulation is right for your project. Here are some of the most common types of insulation:

  • Batt insulation is also known as blanket insulation. It is commonly made of fiberglass, which is recycled glass material. Batt insulation is commonly installed in open wall cavities walls, floors, ceilings and other small spaces.
  • Blown-in insulation is also known as loose-fill insulation. Blown-in insulation is a loose version of other common insulation products including cellulose, fiberglass or mineral wool. These pieces are “blown in” to open cavities like attics or dense packed into closed spaces like existing walls.
  • Spray foam insulation comes in open-cell or closed-cell types. Both types are made with polyurethane. Closed-cell spray foam is denser than open-cell and has a higher R-value. R-value can vary slightly by manufacturer.

To determine the best type of insulation for your home or office, contact the professionals at Luck Insulation. We serve homeowners around Marietta, Georgia and provide expert insulation services for existing homes.