When living in a place like Michigan, it is important your home’s insulation is top-notch. With bitterly cold winters and hot summers, it is easy to run up your utility bill because of poor insulation. If you have noticed poor insulation in your home, installing blown-in insulation is one of the most effective materials to improve your home’s comfort, as well as lower heating and cooling bills. Looking to see if fiberglass blown-in insulation is right for you? Take look at the top four reasons you should consider this type of insulation for your home.
Easy to Install
Although fiberglass batts are the most common type of insulation does not mean they are easy to install. Rolls of pink fiberglass batting can easily be improperly installed, and they are difficult to install in hard-to-reach home areas. In comparison, fiberglass blown-in insulation can easily be installed by 1-2 professionals in tight areas of your home, making it the ideal material to use when improving your current insulation situation.
Blown-in insulation is known for its airtight seal, so the material is able to better prevent noise from traveling through walls. Whether it be an issue with neighbors or extra noise from Michigan elements, fiberglass blown-in insulation will be the sound buffer you need to enjoy a little more peace and quiet this winter and beyond.
Minimal Moisture & Condensation
Fiberglass blown-in insulation’s airtight seal also comes in handy when dealing with moisture and condensation, especially in the winter and spring seasons. Due to its airtight seal, you can say goodbye to mold, mildew, and bacteria, which cause rot and odors in your home. Sign us up!
If you are looking to decrease your heating and cooling bills, installing blown-in insulation is the way to go. In fact, research shows blown-in insulation can be more than 22% as efficient as batting. And don’t worry – the extra money you splurge on better insulation will be recouped in just a few years due to your lower utility bills.
Choosing Fiberglass Over Cellulose
When looking at blown-in insulation, there are two common types of materials you can choose from: fiberglass and cellulose. Fiberglass is made of recycled glass and sand – an eco-friendly choice for those looking to use renewable resources. In addition to this, fiberglass is one of the most tested insulation products on the market, so we know it actually works. Although cellulose is also made from ecofriendly materials, less health and safety testing has been conducted on the material. Based on this and the fact that blown-in cellulose can lose up to 20% tends to lose more of its thermal resistance – or R-value – over time, we recommend going with a fiberglass option.
Still not sure if installing new insulation is right for you? Contact the Herbert Roofing team to walk you through the benefits and receive a free, customized estimate. Before heading into the new year, treat yourself – and your home – to fiberglass blown-in insulation. We guarantee you will not regret it!