The Different Types of Insulation

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Insulation materials that are used in different areas of buildings.

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Under floor insulation prevents heat loss through the floor. This method is especially appropriate for older houses.

Under floor insulation prevents heat loss through the floor. This method is especially appropriate for older houses.

Rigid foam insulation provides advanced support and is used where weight is in need of support like under a floor.

Rigid foam insulation provides advanced support and is used where weight is in need of support like under a floor.

Sheep's wool insulation is made of sheep's wool which can be used for a variety of insulating jobs such as between roof beams, under floors and in solid walls.

Sheep's wool insulation is made of sheep's wool which can be used for a variety of insulating jobs such as between roof beams, under floors and in solid walls.

Sprayed foam insulation is works in a similar way with liquid foam being poured or injected into place into wall cavities making it very versatile.

Sprayed foam insulation is works in a similar way with liquid foam being poured or injected into place into wall cavities making it very versatile.

Loose-fill insulation is common and typically blown into the cavity.

Loose-fill insulation is common and typically blown into the cavity.

Sheet loft insulation provides superior insulation, and is typically applied to the lofts of buildings, and not necessarily flooring.

Sheet loft insulation provides superior insulation, and is typically applied to the lofts of buildings, and not necessarily flooring.

Rock mineral wool insulation is more solid than blanket insulation. This insulation can be sold in varying thicknesses and lengths.

Rock mineral wool insulation is more solid than blanket insulation. This insulation can be sold in varying thicknesses and lengths.

Blanket insulation is the most common type of floor insulation. Made from glass wool from recycled bottles, blanket insulation offers superior energy ratings.

Blanket insulation is the most common type of floor insulation. Made from glass wool from recycled bottles, blanket insulation offers superior energy ratings.