The material you choose for your home’s attic or exterior walls is just one part of the decisions you need to make. Another is the style of that insulation. One of the most common styles of insulation is batt insulation.
What is it?
Batt insulation generally comes in large sections that can be trimmed and cut to the desired size needed for your home. The material, usually fiberglass or denim, is woven together with longer strands and held in place by an adhesive binder. Sometimes they will have a backing on them that provides additional benefits such as moisture protection and mold resistance.
What are the drawbacks of batt insulation?
One drawback to this style of insulation is that it must be cut to shape. This leaves the potential for gaps in coverage as the pieces may not be long enough to fill the entire space. There can also be an issue with pipes or electrical wiring pushing the batts away from the wall or joists, causing more gaps. The more gaps in your insulation coverage the less effective it will be at keeping your home comfortable.
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What should I expect during installation?
As mentioned earlier, batts come in large sections of material. They will be delivered to your home wrapped in a protective packaging until the installers are able to install them where needed. There they will measure and cut each piece to fill in all open spaces. Depending on how much insulation your home requires multiple layers may be utilized during installation.
Do you offer batt insulation near me?
Pro Home Improvement’s offices are near the border of Ferndale and Detroit, MI. We regularly install batt insulation for residents all over Metro Detroit. From Ann Arbor all the way up to Flint, we have proven ourselves as the best local insulation contractors. We provide free inspections prior to all estimates and include yearly inspections on all finished projects.