What are Common Types of Wall Insulation?

By Michael Lebas / March 10, 2023 /
Types of Wall Insulation

Wall insulation requirements vary for different regions of the country according to building codes.  The purpose of the insulation is to manage thermal (hot and cold) transmission through a wall assembly.  It should be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations to best serve its purpose.  Wall insulation is generally provided in batts, rolls, sheets,…

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How thick should attic insulation be installed?

By Michael Lebas / March 10, 2023 /
attic insulation

The answer depends on where your house is located and the type of insulation in your attic. Building codes now prescribe how much energy new houses should use and therefore call for specific performance criteria for insulation. The effectiveness of the various insulation options is quantified in terms of the resistance of the material to…

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Should insulation be installed between the floors of my house?

By Michael Lebas / March 10, 2023 /
floor insulation

Keep in mind the purpose of insulation is to impede the transport of energy in the form of heat, between conditioned and unconditioned space. The barrier around the conditioned space in a house is referred to as the thermal envelope, which occurs in the walls, ceilings, and floors of most rooms in your house. One…

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Crawl Space Insulation & Installation

By Michael Lebas / March 10, 2023 /

The crawl space is the area located beneath the floor of a raised home. Crawl spaces are typically 1 to 3 feet high, as compared to basements which can be tall enough to walk around. Basements can be fully finished with flooring, lights, and HVAC, while crawlspaces are often open to the exterior with the…

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