There are several different types available in choosing insulation for your Marina del Rey rental homes, all of them having both pros and cons. This can complicate choosing the proper insulation unless you have the information needed to make an informed choice. In the following, we’ll observe four of the most common types of home insulation along with some of their pros and cons.
Fiberglass insulation is meant for use in unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings. It is created out of glass fibers that have been matted into fluffy (usually pink) batts and rolls. The batts or rolls’ size makes them perfect 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 irritate the skin and airways, so gloves and other safety measures have to be taken before usage. Another drawback to fiberglass insulation is that it is tough to add to existing construction without destroying the walls and ceilings.
Loose Fill and Blown-In
Loose fill or blown-in insulation is mainly useful when adding insulation to existing walls, attic floors, or other hard-to-reach spots. Loose fill and blown-in insulation can be made of dry cellulose, fiberglass, or mineral wool. The process of blowing in the insulation is perhaps its biggest drawback since specialized equipment must be used.
Foam board is typically used 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 may be utilized to insulate foundation walls, floors, and ceilings. Though it is relatively thin, it does have a high insulating value. However, like blown-in insulation, foam board necessitates specialized skills and equipment for installation. It is also not whether or fire resistant and so more layers should be added to get a weatherproof finish.
Sprayed foam is one of the most flexible types of insulation available. Created from 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 parts. You can purchase sprayed foam in little containers for small jobs, but greater quantities have to be applied with 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 boost the home’s energy efficiency, and so no matter which one you choose, you’ll increase the value and comfort of your rental homes in Marina del Rey. To find out more, please contact us online or call us at 310-535-2150 today!
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