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What Is Blanket Insulation and How Does It Work?

All types of home insulations and commercial insulations have protective properties that reduce energy loss and increase comfort. Insulation also lessens the strain on your HVAC system, so this expensive appliance can last its full service life instead of burning out early from overwork.

You can choose from:

“Blanket insulation” is the rolls or batts form of insulation installation.

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Blanket Insulation

Effective and Affordable Blanket Insulation in Boise, ID

Most blanket insulation batts or rolls are made of fiberglass. Fiberglass is a versatile material that is flexible but also strong (like glass). Other materials used in blanket insulation include:

  • Cotton fibers
  • Mineral (rock and slag) wool
  • Plastic fibers
  • Sheep wool fibers

Batts and rolls are available in standard widths for U.S. construction. The blankets are sized to fit between attic trusses and rafters, floor joists and wall studs. An advantage of continuous insulation rolls is they can be cut and trimmed to fit most spaces.

Blanket insulation rolls and batts are available with or without facings. Facings can make handling/fastening insulation blankets easier and prolong the insulation’s effectiveness.

Facings can also act as a radiant barrier, which will enhance thermal resistance. Depending on the type of area, we may use insulation with vapor barrier or air barrier protective properties. Batts with additional flame-resistant facings are also available.

Removing insulation is a messy and time-consuming job, and it’s well worth it to hire a professional who has the proper training and equipment. If the blanket insulation is moldy or pest-infested, you risk getting yourself sick and contaminating your home’s air for the long term.

Most do-it-yourselfers want to save money — don’t we all? — but it doesn’t take long to realize removing and installing insulation is a tough job that requires an experienced technician.

It’s smarter and faster to let the pros manage your insulation project. In the Boise area, call 208-488-4962 or contact Big City Insulation of Idaho.

The Importance of Insulation R-Values

Blanket insulation is often used for:

  • Areas without many obstructions (pipes, wiring, etc.)
  • Between joists, studs and beams
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • New construction projects
  • Unfinished walls (including foundation walls)

Blanket insulation can also be used as acoustical and thermal insulation for commercial buildings as well as residences, and is most frequently the material chosen for attic insulation.

Whether you’re heating or air conditioning, heat always flows from warmer to cooler areas. It moves through interior walls, ceilings, floors … anywhere there is a temperature difference that needs to be stabilized.

R-values measure how well insulation can provide thermal resistance to the heat flow. Higher R-value means greater insulation performance and more savings on your monthly heating and cooling bills.

The R-value of fiberglass blanket insulation depends on several factors, but mostly its thickness. Blanket insulation has an R-value of approximately R-2.9 to R-3.8/inch. High-performance fiberglass blankets and batt insulations have R-values between R-3.7 and R-4.3/inch.

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7 Benefits of Blanket Insulation

Ada County and southern Idaho can see weather extremes: winter blizzards and freezes in one season, sweltering summer days in another. Insulation is a necessity for us. Blanket insulation:

  1. Can be used in most types of commercial buildings and residential properties
  2. Enhances interior air comfort and quality
  3. Improves HVAC efficiency
  4. Is usually lower cost than other types of insulation
  5. Lowers monthly energy bills
  6. Reduces noise transmission (see: garage band practice)
  7. Reduces outside noise

We know your time is valuable, and we can deliver materials and experienced, high-quality work while other companies are waiting for supplies.

Call 208-488-4962 or contact Big City Insulation of Idaho for a free estimate.

Services We Provide
Residential Insulation

Our insulation team adds energy efficiency, comfort and value to new and existing homes.

Commercial Insulation

Big City Insulation of Idaho is a leading installer of commercial fiberglass, rigid board and rockwool insulation.

Insulation Removal

Big City Insulation of Idaho provides home insulation removal services.

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