Insulation is installed within your attic space to keep the warm air from your home inside your home. If you’ve ever felt the cold outside in Winter while wearing a T-shirt, then you understand the importance of insulating your skin and keeping your body warm inside, by wearing a thick sweater or winter coat. This same principle applies when looking at the insulation around your home.
Types of Insulation
The most common type of insulation used for your exterior wall space is called baton insulation, which is typically pink in color and cut to fit between wall truss spaces.
The most common type of insulation used in attic spaces is referred to as ‘blow in’ insulation and comes in cotton ball like white fluffs blown into your attic using a high powered, fireman like hose connected to a strong air pump mounted within an insulation truck.
A relatively new product to the marketplace is referred to as ‘spray foam’ insulation. Spray foam insulation provides a superior seal, R-value insulation and, if using the closed cell type then also acts as a vapor barrier. Spray foam insulation is common in high problematic areas such as vaulted ceilings or other areas where airflow might be restricted and limited.