Insulation can be referred to as a material used to avert or decrease the loss of energy from a surface. Usually, for building or home insulation, a layer of fibre like myelin sheath or other material is wrapped around the building or house. It minimizes the transfer of air from inside to outside and vice -versa, so as to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.

There are various types of insulation present in the market but majorly four type of insulation are used, namely loose fill insulation, blanket insulation, rigid board insulation and spray insulation. Different types of insulation hold different R-value. The R-value is evaluates the effectiveness of insulation, for instance if the piece of the Insulation is effective then its R- value will be higher. Thermal resistance is measured by R-value in building and construction industry. The kind of material, its density, and thickness determines the R- value of thermal insulation.

Blanket insulation is a very popular type of insulation and most of us are familiar with it. It is composed of mineral fiber glass or rock wool that comes in blanked rolls of different widths. The insulation is normally fitted between wood frames and rafters to insulate below the floors, above the ceilings and within the wall in homes. It is least expensive and requires great deal of care during installation for it to be effective.

The wall in your home can also be insulated to make your home more energy efficient. Wall insulation helps in taking care of air leakage and control moisture. Moisture can be controlled in the wall by installing vapor barriers. One has to create a drainage plane within the wall system of the home to enhance the protection against rain incursion.

Nowadays, every home is provided with insulation as it provides comfort zone and saves heat, money, and energy. Home Insulation gives you comfort, security and protection from the external weather, and provided you opportunity to stabilize the internal temperature. Before buying insulation, owner should be aware of the fact that the effectiveness of insulation depends upon various factors like the amount of insulation is required; location of insulation should be convenient, accessibility and the rate of insulation.

The cost spent in cooling and heating can be reduced largely with the help of home insulation. Making sure that insulation shield is wrapped perfectly not only proves to be more energy efficient but protects you from noise pollution as well.

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