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Batt vs. Blown-In Insulation

The warm season here in the Portland, Oregon area can get pretty muggy. Is your home ready? Perhaps you’re already thinking of ways to save energy without causing your bills to skyrocket! Not sure where to start? Consider insulating your home.

Contact us if you’re ready to start your project, or keep reading to learn more about batt and blown-in insulation, types of fiberglass (one of the most widely installed materials)!

The Difference Between Batt and Blown Insulation

Which one is best for your home insulation project? Professionals can help you determine that, but in general, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Batts

Batt insulation is:

  • Generally installed in unfinished walls (including foundation walls).
  • Well suited for stud and joist spacing that is free from obstructions like wiring, pipes, etc.

Blown

Blown-in, or loose-fill, insulation is:

  • Generally installed in enclosed existing walls (retrofit projects) or open new wall cavities (new construction projects) and unfinished attic floors.
  • Good for adding to existing finished areas and around obstructions like wiring and pipes.
  • Blown into place using special tools.
  • Also referred to as “loose-fill” (loose-fill is a popular type of cellulose).

Learn more about batt vs. blown insulation—and get information on other types of insulation—on the Department of Energy’s website »

There is no “better” type of insulation—it all depends on where you need to insulate, how much insulation you need and more. A professional will be able to assess your space and determine the material that will work best.

Portland, OR Area Home Insulation Contractors

Whether you install batt or blown-in insulation, it will help:

  • Reduce your energy bills.
  • Make your home more comfortable.
  • Improve the performance of your HVAC equipment.

We install crawl space, wall and attic insulation in both blown and batt form.

Contact the experts at IBP Portland if you’re ready to insulate your home and start increasing its year-round energy efficiency and comfort—call (503) 894-7661 or contact us online!

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