Comparing Insulation Batts VS Rolls - Which Is Better?
Comparing Insulation Batts vs Rolls - Which Is Better?
Undoubtedly, insulation is your savior from extreme winter cold and summer heat. All other short-term and DIY options such as turning on air conditioners and heaters including wearing a winter jacket even when you are at home are impractical solutions. Are you a homeowner who is confused about insulation options available in the market today? Batt insulation VS roll, which can be the best option when it comes to insulating my roof? Well, this is a common question that many homeowners ask from the expert in the insulation industry today. Remember, the whole purpose of the thermal barrier is protecting your home from frequent temperature fluctuations that will give you a hard time. Anyway, a certain insulation type can be the best option for your home depending on your requirements. So, in today's article; we compare insulation batts and rolls; hence you can choose the type that suits your home the most.
Well, it doesn't matter in which form the thermal barrier comes. For example, the R-value is the factor that determines how efficiently it protects your home from winter cold and summer heat. In other words, whether it is batts, rolls, blown-in, spray-foam, or even rigid panels; the R-value is the fact that measure the thermal efficiency of the product. Hence, if you have batt insulation and rolls that come with the same R-value; both the products offer the same thermal protection. What do all these facts suggest? Yes, even though the texture or the form of insulation products can vary from each other; their purpose is the same. But, why do the manufacturers create various insulation product types then?
We can categorize the texture or the form of thermal barriers as blown-in, spray-foam, rigid panels, batts, roles, and so on. All these products types come with unique advantages over others. For example, roll insulation is easier to install over a larger area as just unrolling it is all you have to do. In this case, installing batts can take longer because you will have to install pieces by piece separately. Did you know that professional installers consider all these factors when suggesting you the best insulation product for your home? Anyway, homeowners in Australia now DIY insulation installation as modern products are safe to handle because dangerous contaminants such as asbestos are not present. Still, contacting an insulation company is highly advisable to choose the right insulation form for your home.
Let's say that you are a homeowner who considers roll insulation to be the best option for your home, but you forget the fact that your roof is hindered with structural elements that run everywhere, making the installation process a nightmare. In other words, installing roll insulation on a roof where structural elements running everywhere can be a real challenge as you will have to cut the insulation roll numerous times. Batt insulation, on the other hand; is much easier to install in this case as you can install it piece by piece. These are the factors you should consider when choosing the right thermal barrier type for your home. Well, we can explain it with another example too. Let's say your roof is totally packed with structural elements such as cross beams that hinder insulation installation. In such cases, installation of batts too can become a nightmare. What are the options you got to consider then? Well, you must have heard of the insulation form called blown-in type. Blown-in insulation comes as small pieces that you will blow via a machine, and small insulation pieces can even fill the tiny gaps within the structural elements on the roof structure.
Batts VS Rolls Resistance To Common Insulation Killers
As mentioned, both these product types are made of recycled glass bottles. Hence, both hold the same qualities and properties, making them effective products for common insulation killers. Water ingress, fires, mold growth, pest infestation, and general deterioration are the common insulation killers we can highlight here. Modern insulation products can handle high-temperature when compared with old days' ones. Even though water ingress can lower the overall efficiency, it can't damage both these products. Mold growth can occur on both the products, but no damages will be caused by it. Anyway, if you are too worried about all these insulation killers, a new insulation type called the rigid panel is also there for you. In summary; batts and roll thermal barriers show high resistance to common insulation killers.
Well, price-wise also both the products are almost the same. The length or the area that you can cover with one pack could be the only difference. Consider the fact we discussed in early paragraphs; you can cover a massive area with one roll; hence if you got to insulate a larger area; roll insulation may save you a few dollars. And, if your roof is hindered by a lot of structural elements; batts could be the best option as cutting off the roll product can waste the product.
Again, as both the products are made of recycled glass bottles (fiberglass,) they both will serve you for decades. And, a few Australian insulation manufacturers today give a lifetime warranty to their products. In other words, durability-wise; batts and rolls are equally effective. A quick tip: before installing the new thermal barrier, make sure you get all the leaks in the attic fixed by a plumber. Also, make sure that the roof is 100% free from leaking points. To investigate all these leaks and common issues, you can hire a home inspector
So, there's no such thing called the best one out of batt and roll insulation products. It is all about what suits your home the most. The thermal efficiency that both these products offer is the same, depending on the R-value. You can contact us for advice on which insulation type suits your home the most. It could be batts, blown-in, rigid panels, or even reflective insulation.