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Choosing the Right Insulation for Your Spring Rental Home

Spraying Blow-In Fiberglass Insulation Between the Attic Trusses of Your Spring Rental HomeWhen it comes to deciding on an insulation for your Spring rental homes, there are numerous different types available, each of which has pros and cons. Unless you have the information you need to make an informed decision, this is going to make choosing the proper insulation tough. In what follows, we’ll look at four of the most common home insulation types along with some of their pros and cons.


Fiberglass insulation is meant for use in unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings. It is created out of glass fibers that were matted into fluffy (usually pink) batts and rolls. The batts or rolls are of a size that makes them great for installing between studs, joists, and beams. Due to them being fairly easy to install and relatively inexpensive, fiberglass insulation has become a popular choice. However, it can cause irritation of the airways and skin, thus gloves and other safety measures should be taken before usage. Another problem with fiberglass insulation is that it is hard to add to existing construction without pulling apart the walls and ceilings.

Loose Fill and Blown-In

Loose fill or blown-in insulation is mainly useful when adding insulation to existing walls, attic floors, or other hard-to-reach spots. Loose fill and blown-in insulation can be made of dry cellulose, fiberglass, or mineral wool. Since specialized equipment must be used, the process of blowing in the insulation may be its largest drawback.

Foam Board

Foam board is usually utilized to insulate concrete slabs and blocks. Made from sturdy materials such as polyurethane, foam board can be installed right into the walls of new construction. When adding to existing construction, foam board can be used to insulate foundation walls, floors, and ceilings. It is rather thin but offers a high insulating value. However, like blown-in insulation, foam board requires specialized skills and equipment for installation. Moreover, it is not fire or weather resistant, and so more layers should be added to attain a weatherproof finish.

Sprayed Foam

Sprayed foam is one of the most versatile insulation types in the market. Made from a durable polyurethane, the sprayed foam was designed to be used in confined spaces, walls, gaps, and unfinished attic floors. It is easy to add around existing construction and pipes or other features. You can purchase sprayed foam in little containers for small jobs, but greater quantities have to be applied with special spraying equipment. Additionally, it tends not to be as affordable as some of the other insulation types.

In the end, the type of insulation you pick for your rental homes will be subject to a combination of factors, including the cost, the current condition of the home, and which sections need to be insulated. All types will boost the energy efficiency of the home, and so no matter which one you end up choosing, you’ll add value and comfort to your rental homes in Spring. To learn more, please contact us online or call us at 281-362-5001 today!

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