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Choosing the Right Insulation for Your Killeen Rental Home

Spraying Blow-In Fiberglass Insulation Between the Attic Trusses of Your Killeen Rental HomeThere are several different types of insulation available for your Killeen rental homes. All of them have both pros and cons. This could make picking the correct insulation hard unless you have the data you need to make an informed decision. We are now going to look at four of the most common types of home insulation as well as some of their pros and cons.


Fiberglass insulation is made for use in unfinished walls, ceilings, and floors. It is constructed out of glass fibers that have been matted into fluffy (usually pink) batts and rolls. The size of these batts or rolls makes them great for installation between studs, joists, and beams. Besides being relatively easy to install, fiberglass insulation is somewhat cheap as well, making it a popular option. However, it can irritate the skin and airways, so gloves and other safety precautions should be taken before handling. Another drawback to fiberglass insulation is that it is tough to add to existing construction without destroying the walls and ceilings.

Loose Fill and Blown-In

Loose fill or blown-in insulation is particularly handy when adding insulation to current walls, attic floors, or other hard-to-reach sections. Loose fill and blown-in insulation can be made of dry cellulose, fiberglass, or mineral wool. The process of blowing in the insulation is perhaps its biggest disadvantage because it requires specialized equipment.

Foam Board

Foam board is typically used to insulate concrete blocks and slabs. Made from durable materials such as polyurethane, foam board can be installed straight into the walls of new construction. When adding to existing construction, foam board may be utilized to insulate foundation walls, floors, and ceilings. It is somewhat thin but has good insulating value. Like blown-in insulation, however, foam board needs to be installed with specialized equipment and skills. It is also not whether or fire resistant and so more layers should be added to get a weatherproof finish.

Sprayed Foam

Sprayed foam is one of the most versatile insulation types available. Made from a durable polyurethane, sprayed foam is made for use in enclosed spaces, walls, gaps, and unfinished attic floors. It is easy to install around existing construction and pipes or other structures. Sprayed foam can be bought in small containers for minor jobs, but larger amounts must be installed using special spraying equipment. Also, when compared to other insulation types, it tends to be on the more expensive side.

In the end, the type of insulation you pick for your rental homes is going to depend on a combination of factors, including the cost, the current condition of the home, and which sections have to be insulated. All types will boost the energy efficiency of the home, and so no matter which one you pick, you’ll add value and comfort to your Killeen rental homes. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 254-401-0400 today!

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