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Choosing the Right Insulation for Your Brentwood Rental Home

Spraying Blow-In Fiberglass Insulation Between the Attic Trusses of Your Brentwood Rental HomeWhen it comes to picking your Brentwood rental homes’ insulation, there are various types available, each of which has both pros and cons. This can make choosing the right insulation difficult unless you have the information you need to make an informed choice. In the following, we are going to look at four of the most common home insulation types along with a few pros and cons of each.


Fiberglass insulation is intended for use in unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings. It is made of glass fibers matted into fluffy (usually pink) batts and rolls. The batts or rolls’ size makes them perfect for installing between studs, joists, and beams. Besides being relatively easy to install, fiberglass insulation is somewhat cheap as well, making it a popular option. On the other hand, it can irritate the skin and airways, so gloves and other safety measures have to be taken before use. 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 especially useful when adding insulation to existing walls, attic floors, or other hard-to-reach areas. Loose fill and blown-in insulation can be made of dry cellulose, fiberglass, or mineral wool. The process of blowing in the insulation is probably its biggest disadvantage since specialized equipment must be used.

Foam Board

Foam board is often utilized to insulate concrete blocks and slabs. Made from heavy-duty materials like polyurethane, foam board can be built directly 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 rather thin but offers a high insulating value. However, like blown-in insulation, foam board requires specialized skills and equipment for installation. 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. Created 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 parts. Sprayed foam can be bought in small containers for minor jobs, but larger amounts must be installed using special spraying equipment. Additionally, it tends to be more expensive than some other types of insulation.

All in all, the type of insulation you choose for your rental homes will be determined by a combination of factors, including the current condition of the home, what needs to be insulated, and cost. All types are going to increase the energy efficiency of the home, and so no matter which one you pick, you’ll add value and comfort to your rental properties in Brentwood. To learn more, please contact us online or call us at 925-794-8339 today!

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