A Quick Guide To Insulation Types

A Quick Guide To Insulation Types

When picking insulation for a house, it can be hard to decide what is the best type of insulation to go for. There are pros and cons of each type of insulation, making it hard to know for sure what will best suit your home,


So read this quick guide to different types of insulation.

Batt Insulation

This type of insulation involves batts of cotton, wool or fibreglass used to insulate houses. It involves pre-cut pieces of insulation that are both cost-effective and easy to install, making it one of the most popular types of insulation.

The cons of this type of insulation are that glass fibres can irritate the eyes, skins, and lungs, which can lead to lung health issues in the future with too much inhalation. It is often commonly installed incorrectly, leading to rips, tears and open spaces that cause the performance to suffer.

Reflective Insulation

Reflective insulation works to block radiant heat transmission from the underside of roofs. It’s best used in warm climates and does not deteriorate easily like other cheap insulation.

Rigid Foam Insulation

Rigid foam insulation is the only style of insulation that blocks thermal conduction through structural elements. It must be cut to fit around wiring and pipes and you cannot use rigid foam for structural elements.

Blown Insulation

Blown insulation is commonly composed of fibreglass or cellulose and is used to fill existing spaces with minimal intrusion damage. Its small particles enable it to work well in attics and are a good solution for retrofit situations. It is usually the least expensive insulation choice and it can be reused. Simply hoover it back up and relocate it to where you need it.

As with batt insulation, the dust produced from the fibreglass can irritate your eyes, skins and lungs.

Spray Foam

Spray foam insulation is commonly thought to be the best insulation in terms of performance, stopping most if not all air movement. Spray foam insulation expands to fill any cavity regardless of location and create a complete air, water and vapour seal that reduces sound transmission.

It usually needs to be installed by a specialist contractor with training, as it can produce toxic gases during its insulation. It is usually the most expensive type of insulation you can go for, but its benefits counteract this.

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