First and foremost, insulation has many types. From so many types, bulk and reflective are known to be quite common preferred by many homeowners. This is brief information on what bulk and reflective insulation is.
- Bulk Insulation – Bulk insulation is known to work differently when compared to reflective insulation. The way bulk insulation works is that it traps the traveling air from different tiny pockets of a structure. The trapping of the air is done to act as a barrier for the flow of heat. But, the only problem of bulk insulation is that there is no estimate figure of R-Value.
- Reflective Insulation – This type of insulation is used to reduce the radiant emitting heat that comes from the surface of a structure. In order to ensure reflective insulation works best is to first ensure there are gaps left behind. The gap (25mm) is for the air to reflect heat energy. Moreover, reflective insulation has high R-Value which works best under high temperatures. But its effectiveness goes down as soon as the temperature goes down along with the R-value going down. The readings on the R-Value during the summer is in the region of R0.9 while during winters it is in the region of R0.0.23.
When it comes to choosing between bulk and reflective insulation, it all comes down to where you reside. If you reside where the temperature is high then you may want to consider reflective insulation. And if you’re residing where the temperature is on the cooler side, then bulk insulation makes more sense.
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