Katy insulation choices are plentiful with numerous brands and types of insulation available. Because quality is one of our priorities, we only offer insulation products that meet our criteria for quality and performance. This doesn’t mean that you’ll only find expensive choices. We work with suppliers to get the best prices on quality products. When you call us for a free Katy insulation consultation, we’ll discuss the options available as well as your budget, matching you with a quality product that will perform well for you for years to come. Your investment today will pay for itself over time through reduced energy bills.
A Term You Should Know: R-Values
Insulation comes in different “R-values” which are values assigned to the product indicating its resistance to heat flow. The higher the product’s R-value, the more it resists heat flow. However, before you insulation, it’s important to first determine how much R-value your home needs. A Katy insulation specialist can help you determine the right R-value for Katy’s climate, the size of your home, and your energy consumption patterns. Buying a product with an R-value that’s too low may lead to disappointing results while buying insulation with an R-value that’s too high could cost you more than you’ll recoup in energy savings.
Types of Insulation
When you think of insulation, do you think of thick rolls of pink fiberglass insulation? While Owens Corning fiberglass insulation remains an excellent choice, it’s not the only option on the market. Here’s a quick overview of the different types of insulation.
Pink insulation – Owens Corning fiberglass insulation with its distinctive pink color is among the more recognizable types of insulation. Thick rolls of pink fiberglass install between the homes framing cavities in walls and ceilings. Pink insulation is a lightweight, non-combustible insulation product that maintains its shape, reduces noise, and provides excellent thermal control.
Cellulose sprays – Cellulose insulation is made of recycled cardboard, magazines, and newspaper. Typically blown through sprayers, cellulose fills in gaps around plumbing, wiring, ducts, and other objects.
Foam sprays – Foam sprays spray on as a liquid before expanding in size. This makes this type of insulation product especially effective at filling in gaps.
Reflective insulation – Reflective insulation products typically come with a foam or fiberglass core with reflective foil facing materials on one side. Among the benefits of reflective insulation products are enhanced fire and thermal performance.
In addition to the insulation products that are installed in the homes walls and ceilings, other products are available that help to keep your home insulated. For example, radiant paints applied to the roof’s underside reduce the amount of radiant heat from the sun that enters through the roof. This keeps the attic cooler and can improve the air conditioner’s energy efficiency.
Katy Insulation offers a number of insulation products perfect for Katy’s climate. Call us today to discuss your home’s insulation needs.