Wall Insulation

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Unfaced_R-13_Batt_Insulation_Wall_InstallFiberglass Batt Insulation
When insulating walls,  fiberglass batt insulation is used to install in open cavities (such as new construction or remodeling where we can access the inside of the wall). Batts are available in widths suited to standard spacing of wall studs, and attic or floor joists

Blow-In Fiberglass Insulation
Blow-in fiberglass insulation is blown into walls of existing homes. This is done by creating small access holes in the walls and blowing the insulation into the space with a machine. The loose fiberglass insulation that is used for blowing can also be dense-packed into other closed-cavities:

  • garage ceilings under heated areas (where there is a room above a garage)
  • interior walls for sound control
  • between floors for sound control
  • upslope areas in attics

Cellulose Insulation
Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspaper and is a popular choice for many homeowners. As with fiberglass, cellulose insulation can be blown in to nearly any space including both attics and walls. Cellulose can also be dense-packed into other closed-cavities:

  • garage ceilings under heated areas (where there is a room above a garage)
  • interior walls for sound control
  • between floors for sound control
  • upslope areas in attics

Is the crawl space under your home insulated?
Check out our Energy House to see the difference before and after insulating your home.

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