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Choosing the Right Insulation for Your Evansville Rental Home

Spraying Blow-In Fiberglass Insulation Between the Attic Trusses of Your Evansville Rental HomeWhen it comes to picking your Evansville rental homes’ insulation, there are various types available, each of which has both pros and cons. This can make choosing the right insulation difficult unless you have the information you need to make an informed choice. In the following, we are going to look at four of the most common home insulation types along with a few pros and cons of each.


Fiberglass insulation is meant for use in unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings. It is constructed out of glass fibers that have been matted into fluffy (usually pink) batts and rolls. The batts or rolls are of a size that makes them great for installing between studs, joists, and beams. Due to them being fairly easy to install and relatively inexpensive, fiberglass insulation has become a popular choice. On the other hand, it can be irritating to the skin and airways, so gloves and other preventive measures have to be taken before handling. Another downside to fiberglass insulation is that it is hard to add to existing construction without tearing apart walls and ceilings.

Loose Fill and Blown-In

Loose fill or blown-in insulation is particularly handy when adding insulation to current walls, attic floors, or other hard-to-reach sections. Loose fill and blown-in insulation can be made of dry cellulose, fiberglass, or mineral wool. The biggest downside is the process of blowing in the insulation since specialized equipment must be used.

Foam Board

Foam board is often utilized to insulate concrete blocks and slabs. Made from durable materials such as polyurethane, foam board can be installed straight into the walls of new construction. When adding to existing construction, foam board can be used to insulate foundation walls, floors, and ceilings. It has a high insulating value even though it is comparatively thin. Though like blown-in insulation, specialized skills and equipment are needed to install the foam board. Also, it is not fire or weather resistant, and so extra layers have to be added to achieve a weatherproof finish.

Sprayed Foam

Sprayed foam is one of the most flexible types of insulation available. Created from a durable polyurethane, sprayed foam is made for use in enclosed spaces, walls, gaps, and unfinished attic floors. It is easy to install around existing construction and pipes or other features. You can buy sprayed foam in small containers for minor jobs, but bigger quantities have to be applied by means of special spraying equipment. Additionally, it tends to be more expensive than some other types of insulation.

All in all, the type of insulation you decide to get for your rental homes will depend on a combination of factors— including the cost, the current state of the home, and which areas need insulation. All types will increase the home’s energy efficiency, and so no matter which one you decide on, you’ll add value and comfort to your Evansville rental homes. To learn more, please contact us online or call us at 812-461-1676 today!

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