Types of Residential Insulation - G.E. Insulation
At G.E. Insulation, we only use high-quality insulation products from trusted manufacturers that will give our customers the best value for their money. Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation is our most commonly used product. Closed-cell insulation can be used for both interior and exterior applications. Applying just three inches to an exterior wall cavity can obtain an R-value of 19. It will conform to any space, adds structural reinforcement and also acts as an effective vapor/air barrier. Closed-cell foam is great for almost any hard-to-insulate project like exterior walls, ceilings, basements, crawlspaces, duct work, bonds, rafters, pole barns, garages, wood boiler lines, etc. Open-Cell Spray Polyurethane Open-cell foam is installed in the same manner as closed-cell foam and it also conforms to fill any space void. It differs from closed-cell because it is used exclusively for interior applications and has a lower R-value rating than closed-cell insulation. The open-cell structure also allows air and vapors to permeate the material, so it is typically used as a more economical option when structural support and air barriers are not needed. Blown Blanket Fiberglass (Formaldehyde Free) A blow-in blanket system uses dry fiberglass insulation that is blown behind a special fabric. The fabric blankets can be installed in between wall studs, rafter studs, floor joists, etc. Blanket systems are used in new construction to cleanly install insulation with minimal mess before applying drywall to a home’s interior. Applegate Stabilized Cellulose Applegate Stabilized Cellulose Insulation is formulated from recycled paper fibers and is treated for fire resistance, resulting in great thermal performance and lasting safety. It is installed using a spray-in system and is designed for use in wall cavities, attics and between floors. Fiberglass Batts Fiberglass Batts come in pre-cut lengths/widths for quick installation and are ideally used in framed cavities. Although installation of batting can seem simple, it is best left to professionals, as small gaps or compressions in the fiberglass can reduce its efficiency up to 25%.