The Benefits of Blown-In Insulation

Posted Aug 10, 2022 by Garbett Homes

Those who say “you can’t put a price on comfort” are liars. According to Energystar, on average 43% of your home’s energy expenses go towards heating and cooling your home. That is about $875 dollars per year if you want to put a number on it. Fortunately, every Garbett Home is built with a hidden feature to keep you comfortable and cozy, without resorting to asserting dominance over the thermostat with an iron fist, blown-in insulation.

What is Blown-In Insulation?
If you are a return reader to this blog you may be starting to learn that the homebuilding industry believes in the joy of simple product naming. Blown-In Insulation is when loose insulation material is blown into the spacing between the wall studs until it is evenly filled as opposed to traditional batt insulation where large sheets of insulation material is rolled out between the wall studs. This installation method allows for blown-in insulation to become more densely packed in the wall studs over what ready cut batt insulation allows.
How Does this Help Me Stay Comfortable? 

It comes back to energy efficiency, as it always has and always will. The biggest benefit of using blown-in insulation is that when it is installed loose the insulation is packed tighter and can cover more small crevices that traditional insulation installation methods cannot cover. Which in turn reduces the amount of air that leaks out, keeping your home at the temperature that you want for longer periods of time, which means that you are using less energy. And less energy means that you are spending less money on your utility bills. What’s more comforting than knowing you are saving money?!

What Else Does It Do?
That customer savviness is what Garbett Homes likes to see in our homebuyers! That tightly packed insulation does not just stop air from getting out, it also keeps moisture from getting in. This makes your home less vulnerable to mold. Those savings on your utilities and mold protection still not convincing of the benefits of blown-in insulation? What about in addition to those pluses the fact that it can help dampen noise?

While insulation does not usually find itself on the top of most of homebuyer must haves; this hidden feature is a key piece of the homeownership experience. The benefits that blown-in insulation combined with our advanced framing methods, offers over traditional insulation methods cannot be ignored during the homebuying process. You will be amazed at the savings you can achieve, so don’t delay, buy a Garbett Home today!


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