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What Is the Difference Between Batt and Blown Insulation?

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:

Batts

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

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.

We use blown and batt fiberglass for basement insulation, crawl space insulation, wall insulation and attic insulation projects.

Contact the experts at American Insulation if you’re ready to insulate your home and start improving its energy efficiency and comfort—call (256) 715-4061 or contact us online!

Products We Install
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Fiberglass Insulation

Our insulation team installs batt and blown-in fiberglass.

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Spray Foam Insulation

American Insulation is proud to be a leading installer of spray foam insulation.

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Closets & Shelving

American Insulation installs quality shelving and storage solutions.

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Shower Enclosures

American Insulation offers a large assortment of shower doors.

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Mirrors

From standard sizes to custom cuts, we offer all types of mirrors.

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Bathroom Accessories

American Insulation offers bath accessories for every taste.

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Fireplaces

American Insulation is proud to be a leading installer of fireplaces.

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Door Hardware

We have the right locks, handles, hinges and other hardware for your project.

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