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. In order to help our customers understand the different insulation types, we have created this comprehensive guide. The two types of insulation products that we stock are Polyester insulation and Glasswool insulation.
Polyester insulation and Glasswool insulation are different materials with different characteristics, however they do share some similarities. Both materials are energy efficient and proven to be premium insulators. Additionally, both products we stock are recyclable and created from recycled materials. This makes them good sustainable choices. Another important similarity is that both materials are non-toxic, non-allergenic and mould, odour, and vermin resistant. This means that you and your family can rest assured knowing that your insulation is not harmful, whichever material you decide.
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 consumers with severe dust allergies or asthma, as this material 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.
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 consumers who wish to minimise their carbon footprint.
We hope that this guide to the different insulation types has been helpful. Insulation is a significant investment for your home, so professional guidance and installation is highly recommended. Our experts can advise on and provide the most energy efficient solution for your home. Contact our experienced team today for a free home assessment and a competitive insulation quote.