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If you are remodeling, including adding some interior walls inside your home, you need to make sure you insulate the walls. Below are the benefits of doing this, as well as different types of insulation that can be used.
Benefits of Insulation
The main benefit of insulation is it can save you money on energy. This is especially true if you have rooms in your home that you do not use the entire year. You may have the cool air and heat turned off in these rooms. This may be a guest room or a room that you use only for storage. You won't have to worry about the cold or hot air coming from these rooms getting into the new space.
Insulation can reduce sound that transfers from one room to another room nearby. This is beneficial if you have a teenager in the new room that likes to listen to loud music, for example. Likewise, if you have a baby, you may not want any noise to get into their room as that could wake them up. If this is something that is important to you, consider installing double frame walls to provide even more soundproof.
Types of Insulation
Insulation rolls are quite common. You can purchase this type of insulation in home improvement stores. Roll insulation is cut to the desired length and then pushed into the wall between the studs and joists. This insulation is made of natural fibers, plastic fibers, and slag or rock wool. You need to be careful when handling this insulation as the fibers can get into your skin, so wear gloves and long sleeves. This type of insulation is less expensive when compared to other types.
Another type of insulation is blown-in insulation. You will need to hire a professional to install this installation for you unless you have the equipment to do so. This type works well if there are obstructions or if the area is not shaped regularly. The insulation is made of cellulose and it is placed into a special blower machine. There is a long and flexible tube attached to the machine that the insulation comes out of. The contractor inserts the tube into the area and turns the machine on. The area is then filled with the desired amount of insulation. Once finished, the insulation is not touched as it will settle into place naturally over time.
Contact a wall insulation service for more information.