Granada Hills Home And Attic Insulation
Granada Hills residents can choose among several different types of home-and-attic insulation. Two of the most popular materials with which homes and attics can be insulated are fiberglass and cellulose. Both of these materials can trap heat inside of the home and block exterior heat from exerting too much of an effect on the interior temperature of a residence in Granada Hills. In addition to preventing the undesirable flow of heat, both materials also serve to impede sound, absorbing much of it, so that activities in one part of a house do not affect those in another area. The sound resistance can also keep a home quiet when there is noisy activity taking place outside. The differences between fiberglass and cellulose materials, though, become greater over time.
Methods for Installing Home Insulation in Granada Hills
New construction is generally open, allowing for insulation to be installed via any method. However, existing Granada Hills homes have walls and ceiling areas that are closed, thus limiting the types of insulation applications that are possible.
Home owners and builders will find that:
- In open areas insulation can be installed from batts or rolls. These materials can be installed in open walls and attics.
- The amount of fiberglass material in closed walls can also be increased by blowing in additional fiberglass or cellulose. This enables the filling in of areas of irregular shape or hard-to-reach spots.
- Foam insulation can be sprayed between studs before walls are erected. Sprayed insulation can form a tighter barrier and through the air seal provided, make the home more energy efficient.
Customers residing or working in Granada Hills can visit the insulation showroom at Progressive Insulation & Windows. The company carries fiberglass from a variety of manufacturers, including formaldehyde-free fiberglass insulation from Johns Manville.