Types of Insulation for Different Climatic Conditions

Cellulose Insulation for Walls

Insulation for attics is an important component that helps in regulating the temperature of the house interior. The insulation greatly needed for homes that are located in areas with extreme climatic conditions. Apart from temperature regulation, insulation is also used for other reasons such as pest control, noise reduction and saving energy.

Blown In Insulation

Home insulation for hot areas

In places with hot climatic conditions, hot air normally enters through the attic, windows or walls and may accumulate in homes. This usually occurs even with the presence of electric cooling systems and ultimately leads to the overuse of air conditioners and other cooling devices. This results in high power bills. Proper insulation for houses in hot climatic regions should have a sufficient radiation barrier which will reduce the amount of heat and harmful rays from penetrating the structure of the house. Examples of insulation for houses in hot climatic conditions include blow-in insulation and rolled in insulation.

Blown In Attic Insulation

Home insulation for cold areas

In areas with cold climate, cold air tends to find its way into houses. Using appliances such as furnaces, fireplaces, and electric heaters provide some remedy but these are simply short-term measures. For a more sustainable solution to cold, it is advisable to have your home fitted with sufficient insulation. This will ensure that the structure of the house is properly sealed to keep out cold air. The type of insulation used depends on the specific architecture of a house. However, the most common type used is loose fill insulation which consists of flexible cellulose. This material is able to seal the structure of a house in order to stop any cold from penetrating the house through small crevices.

Cellulose Insulation

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