As a homeowner, it’s important to choose home projects that not only add comfort and convenience to your day to day life but add to the overall value of your home. Upgrading or replacing the insulation in your home is a great way to improve your home’s overall energy efficiency, achieve a quieter indoor space and maintain comfortable indoor temperatures easier.
If you are considering replacing or upgrading the insulation in your stud walls, it’s important to work with an experienced and trusted insulation specialist to help you make the most well-informed decision for your home and family. So how do you know which insulation is best for stud walls? Here’s what you should know.
Which Insulation Is Best for Stud Walls?
Considering the sheer number of insulation products that are available on the market, it’s easy to see how things can get overwhelming rather quickly! If you want to add, replace or install insulation to your wood framed walls, it can be difficult to choose which insulation will best suit your needs and budget. That’s where we come in!
Here at Accurate Insulation, we want to help our valued customers make well-informed decisions based on accurate information. There are two main types insulation that works best for existing homes and stud walls: loose-fill and spray foam. Here’s what you should know about these two types and why they work well for insulating your stud walls.
- Spray foam – Applied in large quantities using a pressure spray application. Excellent choice for adding to existing insulation, finished stud walls, around obstructions, and in areas with irregular shapes. Offers superior, full coverage by blowing insulation into open stud cavities with specialized equipment through holes drilled on the exterior of the home or pouring material in through upper access points.
- Fiberglass roll – Great for new stud walls, as long as you use the right amount for the size of the wall. Not sure what R-value or thickness is best for your stud wall? Call us for advice and we can help you install it.
Important Factors to Consider
Perhaps the two most important features you should look for in your new insulation are the type of insulation and the R-value of your new insulation. The R-value is the insulation’s measurement of heat resistance per inch of width. The higher the R-value, the greater amount of heat resistance your insulation will have.
It’s important to consult with an experienced insulation specialist to help you determine exactly which type of insulation and how much insulation will best work for your unique home and budgetary concerns. Accurate Insulation can help! As a proud part of the Installed Building Products family of companies, Accurate Insulation offers the resources, experience, and knowledge that few can rival.
If you would like more information about which insulation is best for your stud walls or would like to schedule your insulation consultation, simply complete our online form or give us a call at 301-358-6411 today!