When it comes to choosing insulation materials to use in your home, there are a number of factors that might influence your decision. The type and style of the insulation will depend on where it is used and how it will be installed. It can also depend on the budget of the homeowner and how much they have to spend. Another factor can include the current state of the existing insulation materials, whether or not they need to be removed or if they can be used in conjunction with the new professional insulation installation.
How is Fiberglass Roll Insulation Used?
You will most commonly see fiberglass roll insulation used to insulate attics, floors, sidewalls, crawl spaces, cathedral ceilings and basements. Depending on the way that they will be used, this type of insulation materials will either be sold with or without a facing. And again, depending on the need of the residential or commercial client, fiberglass roll insulation can be sold in a variety of R-values and thicknesses to maximize the overall energy efficiency abilities of the professional insulation installation.
The purpose of the facing is two-fold. A professional Massachusetts insulation installer will use fiberglass roll insulation with a facing and apply the facing side of the insulation materials toward the “warm in winter” part of the client’s building. This works to resist moisture vapor that can move to cold surfaces, protecting against condensation, which can increase humidity and cause damage to the home. However, if you have an ongoing known issue with moisture, speak with a professional insulation installation technician before you choose the material for your insulation project to ensure that you get an adequate vapor barrier in place prior to installation.
What are R-Values?
You will hear this term a lot as you look into various insulation materials. It is very important to increasing your home’s ability to keep out cold air and keep in warm air during the winter months. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation materials will be able to resist this transfer of heat between walls, floors and ceilings. The more you increase the R-value of your current residential insulation, the more thermal management you will ultimately have.
How much R-value do you need? Well, that depends on the type of property you are insulating and where it is located. Fortunately, the Department of Energy here in the United States has established a recommended list of R-value degrees that professional insulation installation companies use to ensure best results. Unfortunately, many older homes built prior to 2005 will need additional R-value added through the use of fiberglass roll insulation or other insulation materials in order to provide proper energy-saving thermal management.
How Much R-Value Will Fiberglass Roll Insulation Provide?
One of the biggest advantages of choosing fiberglass roll insulation over other types of insulation materials is the ability to select from a range of R-8 to R-38 for residential building insulation. Your Massachusetts insulation installer can help you to use these products to boost the current R-value of your attic or walls through the addition of fiberglass roll insulation.
Additionally, if your property already has quality fiberglass roll insulation installed and it is in good condition, you can boost your R-value through the use of blown-in insulation or spray foam insulation where needed. These insulation materials are designed to get into hard-to-reach spots, seal air leaks and add vapor barriers where needed. Speak with your professional insulation installation technician about combining insulation materials for best results.
How Much Does Fiberglass Roll Insulation Cost?
The cost of insulation materials will depend on the type and brand used, however compared to other types of insulation, fiberglass roll insulation is extremely cost-effective. As a result, it is the most commonly installed type of insulation in modern residential structures in America. Typical fiberglass roll insulation will cost around 43-cents a square foot. Compared to $1.14-1.82 a square foot for spray foam insulation, fiberglass roll insulation has become the favorite of budget-conscious families who are looking to decrease energy consumption without having to make a huge investment.
Another advantage is that fiberglass roll insulation is easy to install. This contributes to its overall low cost, making for quick installation from your Massachusetts insulation installer, reducing labor charges associated with other types of insulation materials. Because of its versatility it is a great choice for attic spaces between joists or between studs in walls. A variety of sizes are available to ensure a snug fit between all the wood areas of your home.
Find Out More at Richie’s Insulation
Residential and commercial property owners in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts who are looking to boost R-value and improve their current insulation should contact Richie’s Insulation. When it comes to fiberglass roll insulation, Richie’s works exclusively with Knauf brand products. Knauf is a highly respected brand of fiberglass roll insulation materials that are used by both residential and commercial clients for quality and dependable results.
Call Richie’s Insulation today at 508-678-4474 to schedule a free consultation with one of our professional insulation installation technicians or to find out more about fiberglass roll insulation and other popular insulation materials. Get started today to provide a warmer, more comfortable winter for your family this coming season.