Improve the Comfort in Your Home with Insulation Blankets

14 January 2021

Generally, insulation blankets are comprised of three or more layers: first, a hot side material that faces the pipe, engine, or source of heat; second, a high temp insulation layer often made of ceramic or fibreglass mat for thermal insulation; and lastly then a cold side jacketing material designed to resist external elements like moisture or chemicals.

Insulation Blankets Advantages

Insulation blankets have numerous advantages. Because professionals can install the product relatively quickly, it is one of the least expensive ways to insulate your home. When compared to other types of insulation, the fibreglass version generally has the lowest installed price.

Insulation Blankets Is Flexible And Easy To Install

Available in rolls and pre-cut panels, insulation blankets are very flexible, which means that it can be installed between studs, rafters and joists blocks without leaving any gaps. The snug fit will help stop airflow and the transfer of heat. When installed correctly, it is very energy efficient. Studies have shown insulation blankets can reduce the amount of energy required to heat and cool a home by as much as 50 per cent. Along with lower energy bills, your home will be more comfortable all year round.

Insulation Blankets Are Fire Retardant

Insulation blankets also maintain their effectiveness because it does not settle over time. It is available with and without the facing that acts as a vapour and air barrier for use in different applications. Fibreglass insulation is made from sand and recycled glass. As a result, it is naturally fire retardant throughout its life.

Insulation Blankets Are Sustainable And Acoustically-Pleasing

Additional insulation can also reduce the level of noise coming into the house due to the natural sound-dampening properties of fibreglass. In addition to reducing the reliance on fossil fuels, Insulation blankets are often made from recycled materials.

Insulation Blankets Are Available In A Range Of R-Values

There are several factors to consider when installing home insulation, such as the amount required to achieve the desired R-value, which is based on your particular geographic location. Insulation blankets are available in a range of R-values, including medium- and high-density blankets. Properly installing insulation around plumbing and electrical wiring, while ensuring proper ventilation in attics and crawl spaces, can be a complex process. This is where a professional insulation company can help.

For more information about insulation blankets, contact us at D&D Insulation. We supply and offer a complete batt installation service, for new and existing homes for all types of batts (thermal and acoustic), foils and blankets. An extensive range of polyester, fibreglass and wool products is available for acoustic and thermal applications.


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