Most often used to insulate floors, walls, and ceilings, batting insulation comes in pre-cut panels. Batt insulation is generally made of fiberglass or rock and slag wool, and is also available in natural cotton varieties for acoustic and thermal insulation. Batts are one of the most popular forms of insulation because, when installed by an experienced professional, they’re both effective and economical. When installing batt insulation, it’s incredibly important to make sure your panels are customized to fit the area in your home as gaps may cause ineffective cooling and heating.
Batt insulation is most frequently used in unfinished walls, including foundation walls, and in floors or ceilings. Kinzler installers will fit batts between studs, joists, and beams.
R-Values for batt insulation vary greatly depending on the thickness which your home requires. For a few examples: a 3.5 inch batt offers an R-Value of 11, 8-8.5 inches offers an R-Value of 25, and 12 inches offers an R-Value of 38.
Types of Batting Insulation
These pre-cut batts of fiberglass insulation come in a number of types:
- Unfaced: just a batt with insulation showing on both sides
- Kraft face: a batt with paper on one side to act as a vapor barrier
- FSK: a batt with a flame resistant backing on one side
- Dry right: a batt with a smart vapor barrier on one side
- Mold resistant: a batt with a special facing that’s been treated to be resistant to mold and mildew
- Foil face: a batt with a foil facing on one side
Trust the Kinzler Experts
Kinzler Construction Services has the experts to install your batting insulation. Contact us today at 888-292-2382 to learn more!