Insulation is easily one of the most important decisions homeowners make for their homes. Using economical and quality insulation materials won't just save money, but can make installation hassle free.
R-Value depends on material type, thickness and density. The amount of insulation or R-value needed depends on the climate, type of cooling and heating system as well as part of the structure planned to insulate. The many types of insulation material can be tricky to navigate, the experts at Lezzer Lumber can help walk you through the choices and recommend the best option for your project. Whether it's a new construction home, retrofit or remodeling project, insulating the house will increase the energy efficiency factor for the home.
Batt or Roll (Blanket)
A batt or roll of insulation is the most commonly used and widely available type. The flexible material is usually fiberglass, sometimes mineral wool, plastic fibers or natural fibers. Typically batts and rolls are available in standard width spacing of wall studs, attic trusses and floor joists.
Foam boards are rigid panels of insulation and they are used to insulate almost any part of your home. Foam boards are effective in exterior wall sheathing as well as interior sheathing, for instance, the basement walls. Foam boards come in a variety of sizes and thickness and can be easily cut down and shaped to fit the desired opening.