Blown-in Home Insulation: Some Things You Need to Know

28 June 2022

Do you have higher-than-normal energy bills? Do you think your furnace is overworked? If this is the case, you’ll want to check your home’s insulation to see if it’s adequate for your climate.

If your house is inadequately insulated, you may have to wear a lot of layers to stay warm, but your furnace is still working hard to keep you warm and your water pipes are at risk of freezing and bursting. Blown-in insulation is a solution for many homeowners who have older homes that are under-insulated because today’s building rules mandate a minimum amount of insulation in walls and attics. Find out whether blown-in insulation can help you save money and keep your home more comfortable by reading on.

411 of Blow-in Insulation

A tube or hose is used to blow insulation material into walls and attics or around cracks and fissures as part of the blown-in insulation process. Fibreglass, Styrofoam and other materials can be used to make blown-in insulation. Before installing the sheetrock on the walls and ceiling, thick, long strips of fibreglass insulation are sandwiched between them. As the insulation ages, it may sink and leave small openings for air to enter. This is an issue since it results in the loss of heat. Even more problematic is the fact that some situations, such as unfinished attics or impediments in a room, make it difficult to put the long strips of fibreglass insulation around.

To keep the heat in your home, you should add blown-in insulation. Improved resale value will also be an advantage.

How It’s Done

During new construction, batt insulation—thick strips of spun fibreglass or a paper-based product—is cut to fit between wall studs and ceiling joists before the wallboard is put up to increase insulation values. Installing batts in most existing homes, however, is rarely feasible, as drywall would have to be torn down, a messy, expensive, time-consuming proposition. Blown-in insulation can be added to attics and walls without the hassle. What’s more, this type of insulation can also seal small gaps and spaces as it settles, filling these sneaky spots where cold air would otherwise come in. And in addition to creating an insulating blanket, blown-in insulation helps reduce sound transfer between the outdoors and the indoors, so unwanted street noise will also be softened.

Remarkable Advantages

  • Resistance to Fire – A fire will tend to fill any cracks or crevices it can find. You can improve your home’s fire safety by insulating and air-sealing these openings.
  • It’s Simple to Set Up– It takes only a few hours to instal blown-in insulation because it is simply blown in with a hose. Fibreglass roll installation necessitates wall tearing.

  • Energy-Efficient – Your air conditioning and heating systems will run less frequently if you seal off minor cracks in your home with insulation, which can keep cool air from escaping in the summer.

  • Repellent for Insects and Other Vermin – Some blown-in insulation has been treated with borates to keep insects and other vermin out of your attic.

Some tasks are best left to the professionals. When it comes to insulating your home, D&D Insulation Services is the right choice for you. All types of thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as foils and blankets, can be installed using our batt installation services. A wide variety of fibreglass, polyester and Knauf blowing is available for use in acoustic and thermal insulation projects here. Melbourne’s Inner and Western Suburbs, as well as beyond, are served by our batt installation services.

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