Insulation for your home of office’s roof (attic) is part of being a responsible home-owner. Without this material, you’re going to pay high energy costs, and lose precious cooled air in the summer, and heat from your house in the winter time. Knowing the difference in the types of insulation is the first step in beefing up your real estate property to stay energy-effective. Fahey Exteriors stands by their preferred brand of insulation: Owens Corning. Not only does Owens Corning provide us with the product and materials that we need in order to serve you better, their products come with warranties, certain guarantees, and a long history of success which helps build confidence and trust for our customers that need insulation for their attics, walls, etc.
Types of Insulation
Types of roofing insulation include fiberglass, mineral wool, plastic fiber, polyurethane foam, nitrogen-based urea-formaldehyde foam, phenolic foam, cement foam, concrete block and natural fibers. Fiberglass insulation is by far the most popular and can be found in roles and sheets. Fiberglass is the type of insulation most-commonly used for attics; the second-most popular type of attic insulation is spray-in foam. Owens Corning actually makes a type of spray-in foam as well.
- R-13 EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Insulation with PureFiber® Technology
- R-15 EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Insulation with PureFiber® Technology
- R-19 EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Insulation with PureFiber® Technology
- R-21 EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Insulation with PureFiber® Technology
- R-30 EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Insulation with PureFiber® Technology
- R-38 EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Insulation with PureFiber® Technology
We also use foam for different types of insulation applications, or for cost-effectiveness for our customers. You can find an entire list of different types of roofing insulation products and supplies here.
Is Insulation for My Roof Really Necessary?
Based on studies performed by Energy Star, the United States Department of Energy division, people living in the northern part of the United States can save an average of 17% on their yearly home heating/cooling bill. The study was based on a typical American home with these statistics: 1,500 square feet of conditioned floor area, 14% window-to-floor-area ratio, 20% duct leakage to the outside, three bedrooms, and “stick” construction (wooden studs, joists and rafters), with batt insulation in walls and blown insulation in attics. There are some warning signs that you need to watch out for that will indicate if you need to re-insulate your home/office. Some things to look for are: an increased in energy usage over a short amount of time like six months to a year, high oil or gas bills, frequent allergies, ice dams, condensation on windows, drafts, and cold floors during the winter. If you have any of these signs, you should contact your local insulation experts.