What Is Insulation And What Does It Do?
Insulation is a very simple concept. Heat wants to transfer and diffuse into any colder area that it can find. Insulation stops that transfer.
As the video demonstrates, because people enjoy having our homes and workplaces at particular temperatures and humidity levels, we have devised a number of ways to stop or slow the transfer of heat, keeping the house warm during the winter and keeping the heat outside of the house during the summer.
Many Different Types of Insulation to Choose From
Historically speaking, there have been thousands of different types of insulation, and modern builders and renovators have dozens of types to choose from. They generally fall into two categories; closed and open. Closed insulation is a solid barrier that allows nothing to pass through, while open insulation traps air and allows some circulation, which can be very important based on the humidity levels where the structure is.
What Is the Right Kind of Insulation for Your Home?
There are as many different answers to this as there are different types of homes, but the major factor that you should look at is humidity. Moisture and humidity simply must have a way to transfer out or you risk serious mold and other problems. Beyond that, budget and average outdoor temperature are the major deciding factors.