April 24, 2024

With many people and businesses worrying about increasing costs, especially with energy, no wis the perfect time to see if you can help reduce your energy bills. An excellent way of doing this is ensuring that your building is adequately insulated, which can bring down the cost of heating it during winter and help save money for your business. The best type of insulation to use for your building will depend on its age and configuration, and there are plenty of options available. Below you can find some of the different types of insulation you can use in your building to show you what options are available, and help you decide which is best.

Insulation Slab

Insulation slabs, also known as insulation rolls, are a common type of insulation that many buildings use, both domestic and commercial. It comes in standard sizes so that it can fit between wooden joists, and it is common to find this type of insulation used in loft floors, ceilings, and typical floors. If your building is non-standard, you can also have the insulation rolls cut to specific sizes, and it is often made using glass wool, sheep’s wool, mineral wool, or rock wool. It is easy and quick to install and will make a significant difference to the warmth of your building during winter.

Insulated Plasterboard

If you are renovating your offices, consider using insulated plasterboard that can also help keep it nice and warm during the winter months. You can also have insulation rolls behind that plasterboard, and this is quick and easy to install and gives you a smooth and flat surface. It also means you do not need to plaster your walls, and various materials can be used for these boards, including:

  • PIR
  • Gypsum
  • Phenolic Foam

Spray Foam Insulation

Another option you can consider for your building that is simple to apply is spray foam insulation that you can quickly get into small nooks and crannies. Choosing a closed-cell insulation foam for your building has one of the highest R values of any insulation, but this also makes it expensive. As such, it is often best to use this type of insulation on finished areas that have unusual size spaces that you can quickly and effectively insulate when using this form of insulation.

Blown Insulation

Another type of insulation you can consider using in your building is blown insulation, which requires a specialist machine to cover the areas you want to insulate. This type of insulation can use various materials, such as:

  • Fiberglass
  • Rock Wool
  • Recycled Cellulose Material (newspapers or cardboard)

It is simple and quick to install, and you can use the services of a professional company, or you can hire a blower machine and do the job yourself. It will not take long but you must ensure you wear PPE, including a mask, when applying this form of insulation.

These are some of the most common types of insulation you can use in your building, and there are more available that you can consider. Ensure you have as much insulation in your building as possible and see how much it can help reduce your energy bills and keep your building nice and warm this winter.