The attic is one of the most significant sources of energy loss in your home, so it’s important that it’s properly insulated. Whether it’s unfinished or used as extra living space, it offers much potential for energy savings. Fiberglass is a popular type of insulation for attics, but we are often asked whether we recommend batt or blown fiberglass. When it comes to attic insulation, either choice offers benefits. Keep reading to learn more about batt and blown fiberglass so you can make an educated decision based on your insulation needs.
Batt insulation comes in pre-cut panels and is typically made of fiberglass. It’s one of the most common forms of insulation available. Batt insulation is usually affordable and is available in a variety of thicknesses to suit different applications. Existing batt insulation can often simply be left in place while new insulation is installed over or around it.
“Blown-in” refers to a method of installation—blown-in insulation is installed with a special blowing device. Among the many benefits of blown-in fiberglass insulation is its ability to resist moisture and mold while maintaining density.
The IBP Tulsa team uses batt and blown-in fiberglass insulation for retrofit (re-insulation) and new construction projects.
Benefits of Attic Insulation
No matter which type of insulation material you choose, attic insulation can help:
- Reduce your utility bills and maximize the energy efficiency of your home
- Make your home a more comfortable space
- Improve the efficiency of your air conditioner
- Reduce noises on different levels inside (especially useful if your attic is used as a living space)
- Contribute to a healthier environment inside your home
Attic Insulation Installers in Tulsa, OK
Whether you choose to go with batt or blown fiberglass, IBP Tulsa has experience installing all types of insulation.
If you’re ready to begin your insulation project, contact us today! We look forward to working with you.