Wentzel’s professionally installs batt insulation, blown in insulation, and spray foam insulation. While we are happy to help you in making a final decision on what best suits your hope, we want you to have an informed opinion as well. To understand what type of insulation is best for your home or commercial building, take a look at our handy guide below.
Batt insulation is flexible and intended to be used between regularly-spaced joists and wall studs. While it can be used in more abnormally shaped spaces, it must be cut to do so. Batt insulation can be made out of fiberglass, rock wool, or other mineral fibers. Some batt insulation has a vapor barrier made of foil or paper. One positive of batt insulation is that it does not require any special equipment to install with the drawback that it does have to be cut to fit any irregular spaces. High-performance fiberglass batts will be more effective than standard batts and equally effective as blown-in cellulose insulation if properly installed.
Blown in insulation is a loose-fill insulation that comes in bags of fiberglass or cellulose. This type of insulation is especially useful for irregularly-shaped spaces as well as places that are difficult to access. Blown-in insulation requires a blowing machine to be installed, and is always best to be applied by professionals. The cellulose type of blown-insulation is more efficient than fiberglass.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is the only option that also creates an air barrier thus making it up to twice as insulating as batt insulation. Spray foam can be blown directly onto walls, roofs, floors, or in the attic. It can also be sprayed around pipes, wires, and door frames to insulate all possible gaps in the home. There are two types of spray foam insulation: open-cell and closed-cell. Open-cell is cheaper but it is permeable to moisture and therefore should not be used in basements or other moist areas. Closed-cell is the most effective of all insulation and is impenetrable to both air and moisture, but is the most expensive option.
Consider the needs of your home and then call Wentzel’s professional insulation team to install your new insulation.