Batt Insulation Explained

Several different types and combinations of fiberglass compounds have been utilized in the process of insulating homes for nearly as long as modern homes have been around. One of the most popular types of insulation is known as batt, or fiberglass roll insulation. This method for insulating a home is an incredibly common choice among homeowners around the country due to its economical appeal. It’s second only to blown-in fiber insulation with regard to the initial cost of installation.

It should be noted, however, that this method does not come without its flaws. Due to the inexpensive and short-term nature of this type of insulation, it is a less reliable choice for homes that experience a more humid and moist climate. When faced with such conditions, batt insulation tends to decay and compress over time, even more so than when placed in more moderate locales. If moisture or humidity are affecting your crawlspace and are the main cause of concern in your home, then we would recommend making another choice for your crawlspace’s insulation. If your moisture problem includes damp floors or a musty crawlspace area, there could be another issue affecting your home, such as trapped water under your house, which should be addressed by a professional. For theses conditions along the Gulf Coast, crawl spaces should not be insulated with either batts or foam. This can act like a sponge, trapping humidity against your floor joist and subfloor, causing long-term damage to the home. In these situations, it is best to remove the insulation and consider encapsulating the crawlspace.

If you live in a climate free from moisture and humidity, and you’re simply looking for a solution that allows control over your home’s interior temperature, then batt insulation may be a good choice for you!

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