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The Different Types of Insulation Materials

There are various types of insulation materials that can be used to insulate your home effectively. At Radiant Insulation & Drywall, our team helps you select the optimal insulation materials to maximize energy efficiency and comfort.

What Are the Different Types of Insulation Materials?

Insulation materials run the gamut from bulky fiber materials such as fiberglass, rock and slag wool, cellulose, and natural fibers to rigid foam boards to sleek foils. Bulky materials resist conductive and — to a lesser degree — convective heat flow in a building cavity. Rigid foam boards trap air or another gas to resist heat flow. Highly reflective foils in radiant barriers and reflective insulation systems reflect radiant heat away from living spaces, making them particularly useful in cooling climates. Other less common materials such as cementitious and phenolic foams and vermiculite and perlite are also available.

Insulation Materials

  • Fiberglass
  • Mineral wool
  • Cellulose
  • Natural fibers
  • Polystyrene
  • Polyisocyanurate
  • Polyurethane
  • Perlite
  • Cementitious foam
  • Phenolic foam

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