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Blanket Insulation for New Homes and Retrofit Jobs

25 December 2023

Custom Insulation Company, Inc. - Blanket Insulation

Thinking of ways to save money for next year, then home insulation will be at the top of your list. With blanket insulation, it will be one of the most widely installed types of insulation, used for both new home construction and retrofit jobs. An insulation upgrade is a great way to reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Blanket insulation is thin strips of insulation with a paper-backing that sits in between stud joists to fill a void and provide necessary insulation. It is an inexpensive way to insulate your home. Some batt insulation comes with foil or paper (kraft) facing and some comes with no facing. The need for facing is determined by your climate and whether you need a vapor barrier in the area of your home you are insulating. Blanket makes a good insulator. It is designed to prevent heat transfer from you to the outside world. Accessibility wise it is widely available and familiar and standard widths and thicknesses are designed to fit between studs, joists, and rafters. It is installed in spaces without any obstructions such as unfinished walls, floors and ceilings. It comes in convenient rolls that are easy to transport and carry. Most applications are ideally suited to 1” thick insulation.

Further, insulation blankets are made in a range of thicknesses. There are several variables that impact blanket thickness, among them air flow velocity, amount of heat produced, ambient temperature, insulation material and emissivity. However, there are cases when a customer has a specific need where they feel that 1” is not sufficient, then it must undergo evaluation where alternative thickness is indeed suitable.

For more tips on Blanket Insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Insulation helps keep your house cool in the summer!