As the seasons change, finding ways to keep your home comfortable while saving on energy bills becomes a top priority. That’s where home insulation comes into play. From classic options to innovative solutions, let’s dive into the world of insulation and how it can transform your living space into a cost-effective and cozy haven.
What is an R-Value?
When shopping for insulation, the R-value is critical. This value is determined by how well the insulation can prevent heat flow into and out of the home. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulation performance.
4 Popular Types of Household Insulation
1. Fiberglass Insulation
Fiberglass batts and rolls are the most common type of household insulation, suitable for ceilings, attics, walls and unfinished floors. Our fiberglass insulation of choice is Owen’s Corning, which can assist with thermal comfort and sound control. We can help you choose the best-suited Owen’s Corning fiberglass insulation for your project based on R-value, thickness and budget.
2. Blown-In Insulation
Blown-in insulation is one of the most popular types of insulation. This loose-fill insulation has a fluffy appearance and can effectively seal walls, ceilings and attics. You will require special equipment to install blown-in insulation. Alternatively, contact our professional installation team, and we’ll take care of it for you.
3. Rigid Foam Insulation
Rigid foam insulation is sturdier than blanket rolls and batts, offering nearly double the R-value as alternatives with the same thickness. Isolofoam provides a complete line of innovative rigid expanded polystyrene designed and made in Canada. Rigid foam is easy to work with and ideal for new builds and renovations. Isolofoam has a wide range of products, including radiant heat flooring insulation for your bathroom or ensuite renovation.
4. Insulated Concrete Forms
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are a great option if building a new home. ICFs are H-shaped structures consisting of two concrete walls cast between layers of insulation, which create an open-air channel while adding strength and high thermal resistance. Nundra ICFs provide superior energy efficiency, durability against extreme weather, and lower energy costs than traditional building methods.
Start your insulation project with Lyons and Island TIMBER MART. Our experienced team can help you choose the right type of insulation for your home. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation today.