What is the best insulation material when you are remodeling your home? There really isn’t just one best solution for all situations. Some may work well in certain situations, while others work better depending on the part of the house you are remodeling.
Since heat rises, most of the warmth of your home escapes through the ceiling. The best type of insulation depends on the roof framing system. Blown-in cellulose fiber works well for attic insulation. Laying fiberglass batts in a trussed attic and be difficult, but a blower can distribute a uniform blanket of insulation, even into nooks and crannies.
When insulating the walls having a professional installer apply expandable spray foam in open stud spaces will seal the cavities. Spray foam insulation costs considerably more than batt insulation, but it offers the highest R-value.
If you are residing your home as part of your remodel, then insulated vinyl siding that comes with attached rigid foam for added R-value is a good system to install. Another option is Exterior Insulating Finish System (EIFS), which adds a few inches to the exterior dimension of your home and resembles hand-applied stucco. This type of insulation is a permanent decorative insulating solution for the home’s exterior.