All About Insulation

There is a heavy focus on saving money and energy in our homes today. Many people first think of alternative energy as the first step in this fight. With all of our thoughts on something new we can do, sometimes we forget to turn back to the basics. When it comes to heating or cooling your home, the best first step is to not let heat or cold escape in the first place. After you have your home insulated properly, alternative energy sources like solar panels can help you with saving more money and the environment.

There are several areas in the home where you can insulate.

Attic and Roof

Since heat rises the attic is the first place you want to insulate. This prevents heat from escaping during the winter. Roof insulation can compliment attic insulation to prevent heat from escaping. Attic and roof insulation also help prevent heat from radiating in on hot days as well.


Wall insulation is also important to maintain temperatures inside. Wall insulation also has the added benefit of reducing the greatest amount of noise pollution from the outside. This will increase the tranquility of your home in two ways.

Windows and Doors

Most newer windows and doors are engineered to be energy efficient. They will contain insulation. They may come with a rating or pamphlet that tells you how energy efficient they are. Window and door insulation are also vital when insulating against outdoor noise.

Floors and Basement

Floor insulation is especially important if you are on a raised floor. Floor insulation will also reduce noise transference. In multilevel structures, this is very important. Don’t forget to insulate a basement as well.

Air Leaks

Any space where air may leak such as cracks around windows and doors should be sealed as well.

Types of Insulation

Insulation is available in different forms and materials. The following are some of the most common.


Fiberglass insulation can come in rolls, batts and spray. The type that is right depends on your project. If you are putting insulation in a long attic a roll might be the best for you. If you are insulating a hard to enter space, a spray might work best.

Rockwool Insulation

Rockwool is another common material for insulation. Rockwool has a higher R value which means it insulates better than fiberglass. It is also more costly. You may be perfectly fine with either material

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is effective for forming a seal. Foam is also used to fill air gaps like cracks.

The type of insulation that is right for you depends on your project. It may be more than one depending on your particular situation. If you have any questions about insulation for you home, please call us at (833) 806-2739.