Do you know why insulation is important in many building projects or renovations? Insulation is versatile in that it allows for the ability to soundproof a room or space, it can act as a mean of preventing heat loss and finally, insulation offers benefits that clients can reap from on a financial level. What, however, makes a panel truly functional or an asset is a material for which they are made with and insulation is part of the make of an access panel. Whether it is metal, plastic or a drywall panel – insulation is part of the make of a versatile and high functioning panel as well as the location of where the insulated access panel will be installed.
Basics of Insulation
There are two different types of insulations:
Open cell insulation is a particular type of spray foam insulation. It has a lower R-Value making it slightly cheaper than closed cell. To achieve the similar effect as a closed cell, adding an extra layer of insulation may be required.
A closed cell insulation is a higher grade of insulation that is a great source of moisture prevention. Closed cell spray foam when used can also help add structural support along with insulation.
The type of insulation will often determine the purpose of the insulation. For example, a closed cell insulation is typically used to fill in gaps as well as provide support.
Why go with insulation?
Insulation is typically found between walls and ceilings and typically are made of fibreglass. When it comes to using fibreglass insulation, they can sometimes be difficult to install. For insulation that is applied as a spray foam, these are typically used in those hard to reach areas that simply adding a pad of insulation is not so easy nor convenient. In a way, because of this, spray foam is the ultimate solution to preventing conductive heat loss in a cost-effective, versatile and ease of installation. Spray foam is a nice alternative to fibreglass and cellulose insulation.
Picking the Right One for the job
Just as there are many things to consider as well to keep in mind for an access panel – the same can be said about insulation. For many contractors, spray foam is without a doubt a highly more common choice than insulation batting. The downside to this versatile form of insulation is that when it comes to installing spray insulation it can get messy and become more time consuming than simply putting up batting.
Easy as 1-2-3
When it comes to insulation installation, it can be easily done professionally or independently by the home or business owner.
The installation of insulation can be summed up in as little as 3-steps:
- aterial – making the right choice (spray or batt)
- Preparation – ensuring the space is ready to be insulated
- Install – time to insulate either through a professional contractor or oneself
Becuase of the simplicity of insulation installation, some people may think they can do it without consulting contractors or by going to a local hardware store; however, it should be warranted that it is important to ensure that the proper insulation is selected. This means making sure one picks the right insulation value, the right method of insulation but also the purpose and goal of what the insulation is meant to do. Is it meant to prevent heat loss, is it meant to prevent moisture and mould or is it meant to act as a sound barrier – knowing these questions are important to ensure that installation can be easy as 1-2-3 but also that one gets the maximum benefit of their insulation.