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01/27/2015
We at Thistle DKI in Las Vegas are aware of how confusing the litany of insulation choices available can be. That’s why we’re bring you this overview of the various types and forms of insulations and their relative pros and cons. 

Insulating your home adequately is important for a number of reasons, including;
- keeping your home warm during cold weather and cool over the summer
- making heating and air conditioning more efficient meaning lower utility bills
- cutting your carbon footprint
- blocking out noise pollution
- helping to prevent the spread of fire in case of a blaze

Forms

Insulation comes in many different forms, suited for different purposes. The main ones you’ll encounter are:
Loose fill - often created from fiberglass or cellulose, loose fill insulation is blown through a hose-type instrument meaning it is great for insulating hard to reach areas such as attics or the space between walls.
Rolls - large, pre-cut sections of insulation that can be rolled out to cover long areas (often up to 40 feet) of attics or floors.
Batts - like rolls, batts are pre-cut sections insulation, however they are of a smaller set size; they’re a good choice for insulating walls, floors, and any area built of wooden framing.
Foam board - stiff panels of foam board insulation can be used to insulate nearly any flat surface (walls, floors, etc.) but their rigidity means they aren’t as adaptable as other forms of insulation.
Spray foam - used to insulate specific points such as the gaps around pipes where they enter a wall, spray foam is directly applied to surfaces with an aerosol can and sets very quickly.

Materials

Many materials are available, too, so your choices don’t stop here. The most common are:
Fiberglass - fiberglass is a decent insulator, is inexpensive, and is often made form recycled material giving it green credentials; the only downside is that, being made from shards of glass that can be inhaled if not handled carefully, it can be dangerous to self-install.
Mineral wool - often made from recycled glass or post-industrial waste, mineral wool can be a green option too, though its R-value is often lower than fiberglass and it is not as effective at preventing the spread of fire.
Cellulose - cellulose is a brilliant choice in terms of environmental impact, as it contains the highest level of recycled content (it’s made from old newspapers!). The drawbacks, however, include the possibility of it causing allergic reactions in some people and that it may be more difficult to find an expert skilled in the installation and use of cellulose insulation.
Polyurethane foam - often used as a loose fill insulation, polyurethane foam provides excellent insulation and is the best material for blocking external noise. It is by no means eco-friendly, however, and is markedly more expensive than other materials.
Natural materials - many natural materials such as wool and straw are seeing increased use in insulation. They may be green as can be, but will often be more expensive than other materials. If you’d like to opt for natural materials, make sure to find an insulation expert that specializes in these materials.

Even the most well-insulated home can suffer from fire damage or the effects of mold. If you’re in need of property restoration in Las Vegas, look no further than Thistle DKI. We also specialize in contents restoration, so if your beloved belongings are damaged, don’t despair, call 702.871.8462 to get a free estimate today.