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Choosing the Right Insulation for Your Maryland Rental Home

When selecting insulation for your Maryland rental homes, you’ll encounter various types, each with its own set of advantages and drawbacks. With the essential information, making an informed choice can be easy. In the following discussion, we will explore four of the most common types of home insulation, along with some of their pros and cons.


Fiberglass insulation is used in unfinished walls, ceilings, and floors. It is made of glass fibers matted into fluffy (usually pink) batts and rolls. The size of these batts or rolls makes them great for installation between studs, joists, and beams. Fiberglass insulation is also inexpensive and easy to install, making it a popular choice. On the other hand, it can irritate the skin and airways, so one has to wear gloves and take other safety measures before handling them. Another drawback to fiberglass insulation is that it is easier to add to existing construction by pulling apart the walls and ceilings.

Loose Fill and Blown-In

Adding insulation to existing walls, attic floors, and other hard-to-reach areas is straightforward using loose fill or blown-in insulation. Mineral wool, fiberglass, or dry cellulose are the materials used to create loose fill and blown-in insulation. Its largest drawback might be blowing in the insulation because it requires the use of specialist equipment.

Foam Board

Foam board is frequently used to insulate concrete blocks and slabs. Created out of durable materials such as polyurethane, foam board can be installed directly into new construction walls. When adding to existing construction, foam board can be utilized to insulate foundation walls, ceilings, and floors. It is relatively thin but has a high insulating value. Like blown-in insulation, however, foam board requires specific skills and equipment for installation. Moreover, more layers should be added to get a weatherproof finish as it is not fire or weather-resistant.

Sprayed Foam

Sprayed foam is one of the most versatile types of insulation available. Created from durable polyurethane, sprayed foam is used in enclosed spaces, walls, gaps, and unfinished attic floors. It is easy to install around existing construction and pipes or other parts. You can purchase sprayed foam in small containers for minor jobs, but more must be applied with special spraying equipment. Moreover, it tends to be pricier than some other insulation types.

In the end, the type of insulation you settle on for your rental properties will be based on a mix of factors, including the cost, which parts need insulation, and the home’s present condition. All types will increase the home’s energy efficiency, so no matter which one you pick, you’re adding value and comfort to your rental properties in Maryland. To learn more, please contact us online or at 301-392-2172 today!

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