The 5 Ws of Kraft Faced Insulation

Posted by Wattson on May 21, 2016

kraft-insulationDo you ever feel like you’re playing Twenty Questions when you’re trying to figure out methods of making your home more energy efficient? We’ll take the guessing games out of lowering your monthly energy bill. As you already know, insulating your home is a must, no matter what climate you’re in. But how do you know which type of insulation is right for your home? If you’re looking to stretch your dollar, look no further than Kraft Faced Insulation.


Installing insulation is a dirty job – plus, you want to make sure it’s done right – so it’s best to leave this part to the professionals. A quick and easy way to figure out the “strength” of insulation you need (i.e. the R-value), as well as which areas of your home could use an extra layer or two, is to have an energy expert perform your home energy assessment.


Kraft Faced Insulation is a type of formaldehyde-free fiberglass insulation that is used to promote high air quality in your home. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, which are perfect for different areas of your home. In addition, it’s one of the most affordable insulation options on the market. Whether you live in New England or the Florida Keys, this type of insulation is made to prevent allergens and lower your energy bills.


Kraft Faced Insulation is best used on walls and floors to prohibit the growth of mold and mildew. While the paper lining does its best to prevent moisture from seeping into your home, we highly recommend that you use spray foam in your attic. Spray foam gives a tighter seal than fiberglass insulation, which is ideal for your attic. Did you know that your attic may be the biggest culprit of your high energy bills? Warm air from the outside is seeping in through the nooks and crannies of your roof and permeating into your nice air-conditioned home. Not to mention spray foam is more concentrated, so you’ll lose less attic space but get the same amount of protection.


Late winter or early spring are the best times of year to get the ball rolling on an insulation project. This allows plenty of time before summer weather kicks into full gear and your family struggles to keep cool. Unlike your energy bills, the price of insulation doesn’t fluctuate based on the season, so you don’t have to tough out a scorching summer in hopes that prices will be lower.


What makes Kraft Faced Insulation so much better than other fiberglass insulation? For one thing, there’s paper attached to one side of the insulation. This paper acts as a vapor barrier that prevents the build up of moisture. Moisture is often caused when warm air travels through your walls to a colder area. Remember, moisture in your home can encourage the growth of mold and wood rot, which can cause pricey structural damage in your home.

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Don’t let your energy bills spike this summer. There’s still plenty of time to make your home more comfortable with Kraft Faced Insulation. Schedule your energy assessment today to learn which areas in your home need more insulation.

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