Insulating your house is a must, and every government in the world encourage people to do it. Proper insulation can save your money, and at the same time; save the world from a future energy crisis. Insulation blogs highlight the importance of proper insulation in a personal level, but they don’t explain how it affects the entire world. By insulating your home properly, you can help the world to save energy.
OK, now let’s come to the main topic. In this article, I am going to give priority to the Foilboard. Let’s get to know the Foilboard a bit better, later. What are the three main types of insulation available in the market today? Batts, Blown-in, and Spray-types are the types of insulation that we knew for a long time. Batt was the earliest form of insulation that came to the world at the beginning of the 19th century. We, humans; made a big mistake by mixing asbestos with batt insulation. I mean, still, we are struggling because of asbestos-contaminated materials. Anyway, modern insulation types such as Foilboard don’t contain any asbestos.
* Batt Insulation: The most common material is fiberglass. Batt insulation comes in large pieces or rolls. Easy-to-install when compared to blown-in and sprayed types. The downside of batt insulation is they don’t fill the gaps and spaces easily. Also, fiberglass materials can cause mild health issues such as skin/eye irritations and breathing difficulties. The Foilboard, on the other hand; doesn’t cause such health issues. Well, we can’t underestimate the effectiveness of batt insulation, though.
* Blown-in type: Well, I call it the messy type. This picture explains it all (http://new.nrgair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/blown-in-cellulose-insulation.jpg.) The top advantage of blown-in type is it fills every gap and space almost 100%. Now, that is a priceless advantage. Anyway, some downsides are also there. You need a machine to install it. You cannot do it yourself as it can get messy. Also, the materials can cause many health issues such as lung diseases and irritations. Cellulose blown-in types are much safer than fiberglass types. Anyway, Foilboard is a better option when compared to messy blown-in insulation.
* Spray-type: A very effective form of modern insulation. You can fill every gap and space with the spray-type. Again, fiberglass and cellulose are the two materials. So, now you can understand its downsides, right? Only a professional can do it, and a big machine is needed here.
* Foilboard: A new form of insulation material which comes with many advantages. Since it is a rigid board, it will never get settled like batt and blown-in types. You don’t need a machine to install it. Also, you don’t have to worry about Insulation Thickness and R-values. Still, hiring a professional installer is advisable. Foilboard doesn’t cause health issues like other traditional insulation types. Lack of availability is the only downside. Anyway, Foildboard is now taking over the market rapidly. So, a dealer will come to your city soon.
Wrapping up: Every type of insulation has advantages and disadvantages. Foilboard is a modern alternative to traditional insulation types (batt, blown-in, and spray-type.)