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Insulation Basics: Materials & Benefits

You have many options when it comes to your insulation options, from spray foam to batt fiberglass and everything in between. The American Insulation team wants to make sure homeowners in Alabama (and everywhere else!) are well-informed about their insulation so they can make the best choices for overall home energy efficiency and comfort.

Insulation Materials

There are several different types of insulation. Two of the most commonly installed materials are:

Fiberglass insulation: Fiberglass has been used to insulate structures for decades It is made of tiny glass fibers and is available in batt and blown-in forms. Fiberglass insulation can be installed in many different areas, from the attic to the walls.

Spray foam insulation: Spray foam, typically made of polyurethane, is applied wet and expands into thick foam that fits in wall cavities, crevices and gaps—therefore, it can be installed in hard-to-reach areas and around piping and wiring.

Benefits of Insulation

Insulation offers a number of benefits, whether part of a new construction project or a retrofit job. Installing insulation helps:

  • Increase the energy efficiency of homes and buildings, no matter the season
  • Improve interior comfort levels
  • Provide soundproofing (from outside and between different rooms and levels)
  • Protect against air and water infiltration
  • Improve the performance of your HVAC systems
  • Contribute to a healthier environment

Home Insulation in the Huntsville, Alabama Area

Whatever your home insulation needs, let the team at American Insulation put our years of experience to work for you. We offer spray foam and batt and blown-in fiberglass from leading manufacturers and look forward to helping you save money all year long. Contact us today to learn more!

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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