Insulation is a heat protector material for our home by reducing the heat energy before passing on to impact other objects and the most popular insulation, which construction materials industry always chooses for building are fiberglass, aluminum foil, heat reflecting sheets and foam insulation types for protecting Under-roof, ceiling and wall heat that can help you save money for the electricity bill.

But … How much information do you know about each type of insulation? And which type of insulation is suitable for your home? All the answer is here!

Insulation and each type of use?

1. Insulation sheet

Insulation sheet is popular in the building materials industry because of this kind of the insulation is easy to find, easy to install by yourself in some cases, but you should wear a mask and protective clothing completely and there are many prices to choose.
About the installation of insulation panels should be installed on the ceiling or attic homes and installed position should higher than 1 meter. The insulations have 4 material type material including…

1.1 Fiberglass insulation Fiberglass insulation or microfiber glass can absorb heat and acoustic echo which this type of insulation is very popular and the price is not very high. Fiberglass insulation is high heat resistance, non-flammable with elastic thickness, prevent moisture, Insects and fungus.
Fiberglass insulation can install by yourself but you have to check that the fiberglass must not have tear marks, if found you must use masking tape tightly closed to prevent moisture that can make fiberglass insulation performance degradation.

1.2 Aluminium foil Aluminium foil or heat reflective sheet is flexible and non-flammable which can install under the roof with aluminium foil tape that you should choose 2-sided foil for increase the heat protection and the price is lower than fiberglass so this insulation type is more popular now. But if you need more heat protection, you can install together with fiberglass also.

1.3 Polyethylene foam Polyethylene foam or PE foam is thick and soft foam sheet. Polyethylene foam cover with a sheet of aluminum foil to reflect heat, light weight, corrosion resistant, acid resistant, non-flammable, flame retardant and moisture retardant. Polyethylene foam is a popular use in factory industry, but material industry chooses to install in ceiling and attic more lately because of the price this type of insulation is not too high, easy to install and good prevent heat.

1.4 Polystyrene Foam Polystyrene foam also known as PS foam, EPS foam or white foam. The prefabricated insulation sheet looks like a plastic sheet cover with aluminum foil on both sides. Polystyrene Foam is a heat resistant, cool resistant, non-flammable, lightweight, easy to move and easy to install. Both of sheet type or double gypsum board are available and also can be used as ceiling or wall in the house and don’t need to attach additional insulation.

2. Thermal insulation sheet and spray

Polyurethane foam also known as PU foam or yellow foam is a heat resistant foam with moisture-resistant, acid-resistant, rust-proof, leak-proof and fire-retardant which has both a sheet type and a spray type.
Polyurethane sheet type produced by polyurethane chemical injection for roofing sheet coating and available at homepro online. The Polyurethane spray type is used to spray under the roof and must use a specialist company to install.

3.Spray insulation

Spray insulation also known as foam insulation is very popular for buildings and factories, but the price of the spray insulation is a little bit high because of the installation process is difficult, so you have to hire a specialist company, if you want to install this kind of insulation such as Homepro.
The advantage of spray insulation is spray foam can be accessed at any point in every corner as needed and put the various of insect repellent chemicals in the spray so It’s not been a breeding ground for animals or insect and the spray insulation has a longer lifetime than insulation sheet type such as…

Ceramic coating can help to reduce cracking and leakage problems. it has a longer lifetime and non-flammable, but only serves to reflect the heat so you should install insulation sheet together or use “Heat resistant paint” to help prevent heat from the house.

Ceramic coating is the color reflected heat mixed with acrylic and high heat radiation resistance. It is a heat resistant foam for spraying and coating on roof tiles, decks and walls also attach to all kinds of surfaces.
Ceramic coating can help to reduce cracking and leakage problems. it has a longer lifetime and non-flammable, but only serves to reflect the heat so you should install insulation sheet together or use “Heat resistant paint” to help prevent heat from the house.

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