Ceiling insulation is critical when it comes to making your home as energy-efficient as possible. But not all ceiling insulation is the same. It is careful to weigh the different drawbacks and benefits of every type and pick the right insulation for your needs.
Basement ceiling insulation
Basement ceiling insulation will help keep the floors above insulated and the first floor will be a much more comfortable temperature. This is usually done with fiberglass batts installed between the joists on the basement ceiling.
Basement ceiling insulation isn’t always needed. If your basement walls are insulated then the basement itself will be warm enough you don’t need to insulate it from the rest of the house. This is often the better option than basement ceiling insulation because your basement will also be at a comfortable temperature along with the rest of your house while still being energy efficient.
There are two types of attics. There are attics that are finished and used as part of a living space and there is attics that are there simply because that’s the way your house was constructed. This second option is easy to insulate. Insulation technicians can blow in cellulose or fiberglass insulation onto the floor of the attic and this will properly insulate your home.
If you have cathedral ceilings and use the attic as living space, insulation on the floor will obviously not work. Insulation needs to be installed between the roof’s rafters. This is sometimes difficult because cathedral ceilings can have shallow spaces between the rafters and the roof and so baffles are also used under the roof’s sheathing.