The official start of winter is only a few short weeks away, and it gets pretty cold here in the Huntsville, Alabama area. Have you been thinking of ways to save on your energy bills without sacrificing comfort? We recommend having the right levels of insulation.
Is your home under-insulated? Perhaps you’re trying to figure out your options (there are quite a few). Batt and blown-in insulation are two types of fiberglass, one of the most commonly installed materials.
Contact us if you’re ready for a free estimate on your project, or keep reading to learn more about batt and blown-in insulation!
The Difference Between Batt and Blown Insulation
Which one is best for your project? Professionals can help you determine that, but in general, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Batt insulation is:
- Generally installed in unfinished walls (including foundation walls).
- Well suited for stud and joist spacing that is free from obstructions like wiring, pipes, etc.
Blown-in insulation (loose-fill) is:
- Generally installed in enclosed existing walls (retrofit projects) or open new wall cavities (new construction projects) and unfinished attic floors.
- Good for adding to existing finished areas and around obstructions like wiring and pipes.
- Blown into place using special tools.
- Also referred to as “loose-fill” (loose-fill is a popular type of cellulose).
Learn more about batt vs. blow-in insulation—and get information on other types of insulation—on the Department of Energy’s website »
There is no “better” type of insulation—it all depends on where you need to insulate, how much insulation you need and more. A professional will be able to assess your space and determine the material that will work best.
Home Insulation Installation in the Huntsville & Decatur Areas
Whether you install batt or blown-in insulation, it will help:
- Reduce your energy bills.
- Make your home more comfortable.
- Improve the performance of your HVAC equipment.