Effective, easy-to-install and efficient insulation can be found with blown insulation.
There are many types of insulation out there, each with its own set of benefits and ideal purposes. When it comes to insulating your attic or crawlspace, one of the best options out there is blown insulation. Blown insulation is made of small shreds of fiberglass insulation that are blown through a large tube with a pump in order to evenly fill awkward and hard-to-reach areas in a property. Here at 31-W Insulation, we love the many benefits that come along with blown insulation, including:
- Efficiency- When you add blown insulation to areas like your attic or crawlspace, you are able to increase the efficiency of your home’s energy input and output. Not only does this save you quite a bit of money in utilities, but your home will be consistently more comfortable as well.
- Ease- Blown insulation doesn’t require any cutting, piecing or bending to install. In fact, it’s as simple as pointing the pipe where it needs to go and then having someone feed the insulation through. Because this process makes blown insulation installation very quick and relatively easy, it doesn’t take up a lot of time, which is great for installers and homeowners alike.
- Effectiveness- Blown insulation is very effective. In fact, in some cases it is more effective than batt insulation because it is able to cover all the areas without leaving any gaps.
If you are looking to make your Garner, North Carolina home more comfortable, we want to help here at 31-W Insulation. Please give us a call and let us tell you about the types of insulation that could be of benefit to your property.
When is Blown Insulation a Better Option than Batt Insulation?
The good thing about having so many choices for home insulation is that the best product can be chosen for the situation. It isn’t always about how one is better than another, but how efficiently one can be used. At 31-W Insulation, we often get asked to weigh in on the batt vs. blown insulation debate, and we can honestly tell you that they both have their advantages. However, here are a few situations in which we might suggest blown insulation instead of batt insulation.
- Existing Walls- Retrofitting a home that didn’t get insulated properly when built or that has experienced damage to the insulation leaves you with two choices – take down the interior walls to replace the batt insulation or use a few access holes to install blown insulation. Clearly, the latter will prove to be less costly and messy.
- Several Obstacles- If you have an area in your home where there are a lot of obstacles, such as can lights, plumbing, electrical work, and ductwork, it is far easier to install blown insulation and it will better fill the spaces in to give you less chance of heat loss.
- Space Concerns- Adding insulation to your attic without removing the current insulation requires considering the space available. Chances are, there won’t be enough room to put in the batt insulation needed to achieve the R-value you desire, but that is more easily accomplished with blown insulation.
- Irregular Spaces- You’ve heard the cliché of trying to put a square peg in a round hole, right? If you have an irregular space, it can be challenging to install batt insulation, which is a set shape. This is a perfect situation for blown insulation, as it conforms to any area without the potential for installation error.
Right here in North Carolina, we also offer blown insulation in Concord, Greensboro & Conover. 31w is also proud to serve many states throughout the Southeastern portion of the U.S. Read more about our services in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee & Texas.