If you’re looking into insulating your home to save energy and make your home more comfortable, getting your house properly insulated is the best way to go. Many homeowners prefer to invest in the loose fill method of insulating their homes due to the many benefits it offers. Loose fill insulation is composed of small particles of fiber, foam, or other materials. Let’s take a look at why you might want to consider installing loose fill insulation into the areas of your home that are lacking proper coverage.
Conforms to Any Space
One of the challenges many homeowners face is getting insulation into all the nooks of the home that are difficult to access, yet allow too much airflow. A key advantage of loose fill insulation is that it conforms to any space and doesn’t require you to disturb any existing structures or finishes. In this respect, loose fill insulation is highly versatile, and is perfect to use in areas where challenges exist in installing other types of insulation. It can even be spread along with unenclosed spaces, such as attics.
Easy to Install
The installation of loose fill insulation is quick and easy. How it works is that a skilled installer blows the insulation into your walls, attic, or other space, carefully applying it in all areas where it needs to be. This includes reaching even the tightest corners, such as crawl spaces, to prevent unwanted airflow. Since this type of insulation is easy to install, the process of blowing the insulation in is much faster, which helps to bring down the overall cost.
Many homeowners are making home improvement decisions with environmentally friendly options. Loose fill insulation easily fits the bill. It’s considered to be more environmentally friendly than some other types – common materials used to manufacture this insulation include fiberglass, paper, cellulose, and mineral wool, all of which are typically made from a good percentage of recycled items. Cellulose is particularly eco-friendly and is manufactured with up to 85% of recycled materials.
No one likes to hear the sound of little feet scurrying in their attic or between their walls. One of the benefits of loose fill insulation is it adds an additional layer to help keep small animals from invading your home. Nothing is 100%, but this insulation is a deterrent.
Most homeowners quickly realize the benefits of ensuring their homes are properly insulated with either loose fill or another type of insulation. If you’d like to learn more about how to seal out unwanted airflow in the cold and warm months, contact us today!