Everything You Need to Know About Insulation


Everything You Need to Know About Insulation

When it comes to keeping homes or commercial properties warm during colder weather and cool in the summertime, it’s all about insulation, which is why Metro Sealant carries a range of different options. But how do you determine what to use for your construction job? Well, we’ve gathered some insight for you here.

Below you’ll find all you need to know about different types of insulation to make your next building project a success.

Blown-In Insulation

This type of insulation employs a specially-designed machine to blow in a paper-like insulation material into the areas in need of insulation. It’s often made of fiberglass, recycled cardboard or newspaper, or rock wool. One of the reasons why it’s such a popular insulation material is because it can be used nearly anywhere.

Foam Board or Rigid Foam Panels

Another popular type of insulation, foam board or polystyrene insulation board, is often used to insulate areas like sloped roofs or floors. They’re designed to minimize the heat conducted through drywall, wall studs, wood, and other building materials found in residential and commercial buildings. This type of insulation is most often constructed from polystyrene, polyisocyanurate, and polyurethane.

Blanket Batts & Rolls  

Arguably the most commonly-used insulation type, blanket batts and rolls are constructed from fiberglass, as well as cotton, wool, and plastic fibers. Often, installing this type of insulation can be inexpensive and is preferred by DYI home renovators. It can be easily fit into floor jolts, attics, and rafters, offering high performance and comprehensive insulation.

Reflective or Radiant Barriers

Unlike other types of insulation, reflective or radiant barriers are designed to reduce the heat flow in a home, reflecting the heat away from it to prevent radiant heat transfer to cooler surfaces. It’s constructed using a reflective barrier that is placed over a barrier of substrate. Most often it’s made with aluminum foil and installed in areas like the attic.

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 If you’re beginning a new construction project, our experienced team can help you find all of the materials and accessories you need. For more information, contact us online today or call (866) 695-6617.