Types & Uses of Insulation
When it comes to installation, Valley Insulation LLC offers a few types of insulation: Nu-wool, vinyl-wrapped fiberglass, Kraft and unfaced fiberglass, and styrofoam boards. All of these options serve certain purposes better than others. For more details about each, read on.
Nu-Wool Wallseal System
The Nu-Wool Wallseal System is a cellulose insulation applied with a hose. It is considered a blow-in insulation because unlike other batted or rolled varieties, it does not come pre-formed in layers.
Nu-Wool is made of a recycled paper material, which means that it is environmentally friendly. It offers a number of benefits over fiberglass insulation. Because the cellulose is applied by a hose, it is able to cover more space in less time. It also better fits into the spaces it covers, offering a more airtight solution. With less air able to move about, cellulose insulation offers greater flame retardation than a fiberglass option.
Cellulose is also a great material for insulating existing walls due to its application process.
Kraft Faced and Unfaced Fiberglass
Faced fiberglass has paper or vinyl backing on one side. The backing serves to block moisture from getting to the fiberglass, which can cause mold and fungus to grow.
Unfaced insulation is typically easier and faster to install, but it doesn’t offer the same protection and should only be used in certain home situations. It is often used in crawlspaces.
Vinyl-wrapped fiberglass insulation offers the benefits of fiberglass with one side covered by vinyl, mostly for aesthetic purposes. This option is popular for metal work sheds or other similar buildings. Typically, the vinyl side will be left exposed and creates a barrier between the room and the fiberglass.
Fiberglass insulation can have much lower R-values than cellulose. Because of the way they are installed, they can leave a bit more room for air and noise to seep through.
Styrofoam board is simple to install, and it does not retain water like fiberglass insulation can. As an additional insulator to dampen sound or in unfinished spaces, styrofoam can be a great option.
Home Insulation from Valley Insulation LLC
For more information regarding home insulation services, give us a call or check out our contact forms. Let us know what kind of project you’ve got lined up, and we’ll be happy to help you find and install the right insulation for the job.