Wall insulation is an essential when it comes to creating a comfortable interior environment. Insulating your walls helps prevent cold drafts and potential condensation issues, as well as maintain a uniform temperature between areas of your house or building. Whether you’re building a property from the ground up, remodeling your current residence, or feel as if your current insulation could use an upgrade, we have the products and experience necessary to properly insulate your home. Below you'll see the most popular options for wall insulation in new builds and retrofits.
- Spray foam insulation: Open cell spray foam is great for hard to reach and irregular-shaped places as it is applied wet and expands to a 3” thickness after application to fill in crevices. It is particularly useful in new homes as the spray foam is flexible enough that it will adjust with structure as it shifts and settles after finishing construction, and also proves to be the easiest of the insulation types to fish electrical wiring should it need replacing. Spray foam insulation creates an air seal that helps with the energy efficiency of a home, the insulation also doesn’t promote mold and mildew like you might see with other insulation types. It is recommended that you hire a professional to apply spray foam insulation as it is made of polyisocyanurate and needs to be mixed on site, thus requiring extensive equipment and training.
- Fiberglass insulation: As the name suggests, fiberglass insulation material is composed of fine glass fibers and installed in the form of batts, loose fill, or rigid boards. Fiberglass insulation works to stop the permeation of heat between walls by trapping it in pockets of air. Installing fiberglass insulation on your own is an option, although make sure to properly protect yourself as the material looks soft but is known to cause rashes and cuts. Home DIY fiberglass insulation installation is common since it is one of the cheaper insulation options and its installation requires less training and knowledge than working with other types of insulation. Fiberglass insulation can be installed to walls by stapling the batts into place or loose fill insulation can be blown into the wall cavities, when installed correctly, fiberglass insulation can help prevent moisture and trap heat to effectively maintain a comfortable temperature and help reduce energy bills.
- Foam board insulation: Foam board insulation is moisture resistant with its dual-sided foil vapor barrier, relatively easy to work with compared to other insulation types, and is a great fiberglass batt insulation alternative since its r-value is more per inch of thickness. It can even be installed in addition to fiberglass batt insulation in order to eliminate thermal permeation and is mold-resistant. In order to properly fit and insulate your walls, foam board insulation is sold in many different lengths and thicknesses.