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Ask Charles Cherney - Question #44 - What are the common types of home insulation?

What are the common types
of home insulation?

What are the common types of home insulation?
The short answer is the following:
Blankets of Insulation (Fiberglass and Rockwool)
Blown In Insulation (Cellulose and Fiberglass)
Spray Foam Insulation (Open and Closed Cell)
Foam Board Insulation (EPS, XPS and ISO)

Corey Binford has an excellent overview of the types of insulation on his website - see Types of Insulation.

And here's a nice video introduction to insulation from the folks at This Old House.

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