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Choosing the Right Insulation for Your Moorpark Rental Home

Spraying Blow-In Fiberglass Insulation Between the Attic Trusses of Your Moorpark Rental HomeThere are several different types of insulation available for your Moorpark rental homes. All of them have both pros and cons. This can make it hard to choose the right insulation unless you possess the information you need to make an informed choice. In what follows, we’ll look at four of the most common home insulation types along with some of their pros and cons.


Fiberglass insulation is intended for use in unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings. It consists 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. However, it can irritate the skin and airways, so one has to put on gloves and take other safety precautions before handling them. 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 largely useful when adding insulation to existing walls, attic floors, or other hard-to-reach areas. Loose fill and blown-in insulation consist 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 typically used 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 can be used to insulate foundation walls, floors, and ceilings. It is somewhat thin but has great insulating value. Like blown-in insulation, however, foam board needs to be installed with specialized equipment and skills. Moreover, it is not fire or weather resistant, and so more layers should be added to attain a weatherproof finish.

Sprayed Foam

Sprayed foam is one of the most versatile insulation types in the market. Made from a durable polyurethane, sprayed foam is made for use in enclosed spaces, walls, gaps, and unfinished attic floors. It is easy to add around existing construction and pipes or other features. Sprayed foam can be bought in small containers for minor jobs, but larger amounts must be installed using special spraying equipment. Also, it tends to be pricier than some of the other insulation types.

In the end, the type of insulation you choose for your rental properties will depend on a mix of factors, including the cost, the present condition of the home, and which parts have to be insulated. All types will boost the energy efficiency of the home, and so no matter which one you pick, you’ll add value and comfort to your Moorpark rental homes. To find out more, please contact us online or call us at 805-387-3682 today!

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