Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

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Looking for the best attic insulation? That answer depends on your definition of “best.” The best performing way to insulate an attic doesn’t align with the most cost-effective way. But surely, you already knew that.

First, let’s discuss the most common types of insulation available for attics: fiberglass batts, cellulose, loose-fill fiberglass and spray foam. More options exist, but these four materials make up the vast majority of installations in Minnesota attics, where I operate. The term “R-value,” when used below, refers to the material’s ability to resist the transfer of heat and measurement looks at “per-inch” units. The higher the number, the better.

Original Article Source Credits:   Family Handyman , https://www.familyhandyman.com/

Article Written By:  Reuben Saltzman

Original Article Posted on:  Sep. 14, 2020

Link to Original Article:  https://www.familyhandyman.com/article/attic-insulation-types/

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