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Insulation Basics: What Is It & How Does It Work?

If you need to install more insulation in your home, you’ve probably been doing a little bit of research, but insulation isn’t always so easy to understand. This is why it’s always best to talk to professionals. Before you make the call, though, it can be helpful to have some basic information! How does insulation work and what are your options?

What Is Insulation & How Does It Work?

Insulation is a material that is installed in different areas in homes and buildings (in the attic, walls, floors, etc.) to stop the flow of heat and provide soundproofing.

Different types of insulation work a bit differently, but in general, how well a type of insulation stops heat transfer is measured as an R-value. A particular type of insulation’s R-value refers to its resistance to heat flow, and the higher the R-value, the more effective the type of insulation is at stopping heat transfer.

Insulation is generally installed in:

Your Insulation Options

There are a number of different insulation materials, including:

The type of insulation you install depends on a number of different things, including the climate you live in, the age of your home, etc. More about the different types of insulation in our next post!

Insulation Installers Serving the Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

Need to install more insulation? Think you may need more insulation but aren’t really sure? No matter your situation, a professional insulation company will be able to install the right solutions so you can save money and live more comfortably—all year long. If you live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, contact the professionals at Installed Building Products Tulsa!

Residential Insulation

We offer a wide assortment of insulation products to suit your specific needs.

Commercial Insulation

We insulate metal buildings, warehouses and other commercial properties.


No matter your gutter needs, the IBP Tulsa team has you covered.

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