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Batt vs. Blown-In Insulation

It can get pretty cold here in the San Antonio, Texas area. Are you ready for the winter? Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to stay warm and comfortable all season long without causing your energy bills to skyrocket!

Insulation is a viable option. Let’s compare batt and blown-in insulation, two types of fiberglass, one of the most commonly installed materials.

Contact us if you’re ready for a free estimate on your project, or keep reading to learn more about batt and blown-in insulation!

The Difference Between Batt and Blown Insulation

Which one is best for your project? Professionals can help you determine that, but in general, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Batts

Batt insulation is:

  • Generally installed in unfinished walls (including foundation walls).
  • Well suited for stud and joist spacing that is free from obstructions like wiring, pipes, etc.

Blown

Also known as loose-fill, blown-in insulation is:

  • Generally installed in enclosed existing walls (retrofit projects) or open new wall cavities (new construction projects) and unfinished attic floors.
  • Good for adding to existing finished areas and around obstructions like wiring and pipes.
  • Blown into place using special tools.
  • Also referred to as “loose-fill” (loose-fill is a popular type of cellulose).

Learn more about batt vs. blown insulation—and get information on other types of insulation—on the Department of Energy’s website »

There is no “better” type of insulation—it all depends on where you need to insulate, how much insulation you need and more. A professional will be able to assess your space and determine the material that will work best.

Home Insulation Installation in San Antonio, TX

Whether you install batt or blown-in insulation, it will help:

  • Reduce your energy bills.
  • Make your home more comfortable.
  • Improve the performance of your HVAC equipment.

We install both batt and blown-in fiberglass for wall insulation and attic insulation.

Contact the experts at Installed Building Products San Antonio if you’re ready to insulate your home and start improving its energy efficiency and comfort—call 210-201-1366 or contact us online!

Products We Install
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Fiberglass Insulation

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Cellulose Insulation

We provide blown cellulose insulation solutions for residential and commercial projects.

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Spray Foam Insulation

Our team installs energy-efficient spray foam insulation to keep homes and buildings more comfortable.

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Radiant Barrier Insulation

We can help keep your home cooler and more comfortable with an attic radiant barrier.

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