Insulation types

You have finally decided that it is time to either upgrade your current insulation at home or finally insulate your home. The only problem you have now though, is one of the many choices people like you face when making this decision: What insulation types are available and which is the best? In San Antonio, Texas, there are various different option to choose from. Let’s take a look at a few of these.

In San Antonio you can find the following types of insulation:

1. Radiant barrier insulation.
This sort of insulation, also known as reflective insulation, is a type of thermal insulation that inhibits heat transfer by thermal radiation.

insulation types2. Spray foam insulation
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a spray-applied plastic that can form a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners, and on all contoured surfaces. It is known amongst the best type of insulation form in the market. This sort of insulation covers hard to get nooks and crannies that most others cannot.

3. Blown-in insulation
Blown insulation, also called loose fill insulation, is commonly used to insulate existing structures that previously had no insulation, or where additional insulation is needed. It is made up of loose particles which are blown into an attic or into wall cavities.

4. Fiberglass insulation
Fiberglass insulation is a man-made construction material used to limit thermal changes, as well as sound transmission, in buildings. It is composed of bundles of very thin strands of glass.

5. Cellulose insulation
Cellulose insulation is plant fiber used in wall and roof cavities to insulate, draught proof and reduce noise.Although there are many types it is important to see which suites your home best and their R-value. The higher the R-value the better performance the insulation will give.