As the temperatures drop and we head into winter, it’s time to start thinking about ways to save energy and stay warm. Installing insulation can help you reduce your bills and live more comfortably throughout the cold season (and all year long).
But which type of insulation should you install? Which material is best for your home? Talking to an insulation company is your best option, but keep reading for general information about your different options for home insulation!
Best Home Insulation Materials
There is no single best material for all homes. A number of factors play a role in determining the best type of insulation for any given project, including:
- The age of the home
- The areas that need to be insulated
- The type of HVAC equipment in the home
- And more
As one of the most significant sources of energy loss in homes, the attic is a good place to start when it comes to home insulation. For cooler climates, a radiant barrier is often used, but in other cases, thermal insulation, such as fiberglass, can be more cost-effective.
If outside noises are louder than usual or if your home is drafty, you may need more wall insulation. Due to its ability to be easily sprayed into small cracks, gaps and crevices, spray foam is usually installed in walls. Blown-in fiberglass insulation is also ideal for retrofit (rather than new construction) projects.
Basements & Crawl Spaces
The lower levels of homes—basements and crawl spaces—offer much potential for energy savings. Fiberglass and spray foam insulation can both be installed in basements, as well as ventilated and unventilated crawl spaces.
Insulation Installation in the Indianapolis Area
Looking for an insulation company serving central Indiana? Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie installs spray foam and fiberglass insulation and can insulate attics, walls, basements and crawl spaces. If you need to insulate your home in the Indianapolis area, make us your first and last call.
Get in touch with our team to learn more about our services or if you’re interested in scheduling a consultation with our professionals!