Choosing an insulation material for your home can be complicated. We are experts in the field of insulation and aim to simplify the process for our clients through education and transparency. After working with insulation for many years, we have found that the best insulation products are Polyester insulation and Glasswool insulation. Read on for a quick and easy guide that will help you understand the key strengths of each insulation product.
Polyester insulation and Glasswool insulation are different materials with different characteristics, however they do share some similarities. Both materials provide fantastic energy efficiency and are proven to be premium insulators. Additionally, both products are recyclable and created from recycled materials, making them great choices for sustainability. Other important similarities are that both materials are non-toxic and non-allergenic, while also being mould, odour, and vermin resistant. This means you can rest assured knowing that your insulation is not harmful, regardless of which product is used in your home.
Polyester insulation is highly regarded for its thermal and acoustic benefits. Polyester is proven to have premium noise-cancelling and noise absorbing qualities. This means that your home will be more sound-proof and private with polyester insulation, as opposed to alternative insulation options.
An additional benefit is that Polyester insulation does not contain any breathable fibres. This is an important characteristic for those with severe dust allergies or asthma, as this insulation product will limit irritation.
Glasswool insulation – also known as Fibreglass insulation – has some unique attributes which differentiate it from Polyester. Glasswool is non-combustible and will not catch fire, as opposed to polyester which is only fire resistant. Glasswool is also bio-soluble, which means that it will dissolve if ingested by humans or animals. This provides an additional sense of security to families with children or pets.
At Bay Energy Solutions, we use a specific type of Glasswool insulation called Earthwool insulation. The major difference between these types of insulation is their environmental impact. Earthwool insulation does not contain petrol-based chemicals, added formaldehyde, or artificial bleaches or dyes. While both products are sustainable and recyclable, Earthwool insulation is often the preferred choice for customers who wish to minimise their carbon footprint.
We hope that this guide to the different insulation products has been helpful. Insulation is a significant investment for your home, so professional guidance and installation is highly recommended. Contact Bay Energy Solutions today for a free home insulation assessment. Our experts can advise on the most energy efficient solution for your home, and provide a competitive insulation quote, all at no cost to you.