Pros and Cons of Using Blown-In Insulation

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If you are in need of adding more insulation to your commercial building, whether in the attic or walls, blown-in insulation is a great choice. This uses equipment to spray insulation into various cavities and empty spaces to maintain proper temperature in the building and block out noise. Here are some pros and cons of this type of insulation so you can decide if it is a good option.

Pro: The installation process doesn't take a long time

Perhaps one of the bigger benefits to using blown-in insulation is that, with the right equipment, it is simple to do and doesn't take a long time. When you hire someone to install this insulation in your building, it is done much more quickly than if they were installing batting insulation. It is great when you need contractors to do it over the weekend before you return to work on Monday, as they can usually do it in this amount of time or faster.

Con: It is not a DIY insulation

On the downside, you do need to hire professionals to install the insulation for you. While it is easy to do, it requires special equipment that only professionals can get their hands on, so you are better off hiring a commercial insulation service. Some people use a DIY spray insulation, thinking it is the same as blown-in insulation, but these two actually use different equipment.

Pro: Blown-in insulation is great at reducing noise

If you want insulation that can also reduce some of the noise between different areas of your commercial building, blown-in insulation is a great option. You may want it to be a little quieter in your personal office, or want to reduce noise in one of the louder rooms of the building so others can concentrate in connected rooms. With blown-in insulation, it tends to fill up the spaces much more tightly, which allows to further block noise from traveling between rooms.

Con: Mould can be a problem

Unfortunately, blown-in insulation does have a risk of growing mould and mildew over time. This isn't the case for all buildings, but if you have a lot of moisture from a flood or a high level of humidity in the building, you might be replacing it and cleaning out the space due to the mildew. You can reduce the risk by making sure you take care of plumbing issues right away and keep the humidity level low in your building.

Talk to a contractor to discuss getting this or other types of insulation for your commercial building.