Batt insulation is one of the most commonly used types of insulation. Batt insulation is used to insulate floors, walls, ceilings, attics. It comes in pre-cut panels that are most commonly comprised of fiberglass, wool or cotton. The pre-cut pieces of insulation are constructed of long, interweaving fibers with adhesive binders.
Fiberglass is one of the most affordable and most popular forms of batt insulation. Proper installation is critical with batt insulation. If installed professionally, fiberglass batt insulation is effective, energy efficient, and long lasting.
Batt Insulation Customization
It’s essential that batt insulation is cut and customized to fit your home or building. Unlike spray foam insulation which expands to fill cavities and cracks, batt insulation can leave gaps – if not installed properly. For best performance, the insulation needs to fill the entire space. As a result, pre-cut rolls are rarely sufficient.
At Wentzel’s, we install batt insulation with expertise and care. We trim and customize the insulation to fit the contours of your home or building. After trimming, we make sure the panels fit together tightly. Batt insulation needs to sit snugly between joists, rafters and studs. When installing batt insulation in exterior walls, we use panels thick enough to cover any gaps between the insulation and drywall. Due to the warm and humid climate of southwest florida, we use faced insulation, which reduces issues with moisture retention, mold or decay. We also provide additional sealants for older homes with structural issues.
Benefits Of Batt Insulation
Properly installed batt insulation can offer a more comfortable living and working space – cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
- Improving energy efficiency
- Lowering energy bills
- Reducing noise