It’s finally getting warmer—which means you’re probably thinking of ways to save money while staying cool and comfortable at home. Insulating is a good place to start! Fiberglass is one of the most popular materials to use.
But there are two different kinds—batt and blown-in.
Contact us if you’re ready for a free estimate on your project, or keep reading to learn more about batt and blown-in insulation!
The Difference Between Batt and Blown Insulation
Which one is best for your home? Our team can help you determine that, but in general, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Batt, or blanket, insulation is:
- Generally installed in unfinished walls (including foundation walls).
- Well suited for stud and joist spacing that is free from obstructions like wiring, pipes, etc.
Blown-in insulation is:
- Generally installed in enclosed existing walls (retrofit projects) or open new wall cavities (new construction projects) and unfinished attic floors.
- Good for adding to existing finished areas and around obstructions like wiring and pipes.
- Blown into place using special tools.
- Also referred to as “loose-fill” (loose-fill is a popular type of cellulose).
Learn more about batt vs. blown insulation—and get information on other types of insulation—on the Department of Energy’s website »
There is no “better” type of insulation—it all depends on where you need to insulate, how much insulation you need and more. A professional will be able to assess your space and determine the material that will work best.
Home Insulation Installation in the Austin, TX Area
Whether you install batt or blown-in insulation, it will help:
- Reduce your energy bills.
- Make your home more comfortable.
- Improve the performance of your HVAC equipment.
Our insulation contractors install blown and batt fiberglass and can insulate your attic and walls.
Contact the experts at Hinkle Insulation if you’re ready to insulate your home and start improving its energy efficiency and comfort—call 512-523-5395 or contact us online!