If you have planned to insulate your home you must first consider your room. Radiant barrier insulation is very common among the people living in warm places. But there is also number of people looking for insulation materials for sound control as well.
There are also rooms that need to control the moisture like in the laundry and bathroom so different materials will be used for this type of room. But like any other installation found in your home there are still pros and cons once it is being installed. Below are the list of all the pros and cons once you have insulated your room.
Advantages of Room Insulation
- Energy Efficiency: Since insulators are poor heat transmitters it deliberately lowers down the rate of heat entering your room. Once your room is insulated you will not use so much of energy just to uphold the relaxed room temperature. Insulators penetrate the excessive heat from its surface. In contrary, it will also hold back the heat for a longer time that is very useful during cold times like winter. For simplified explanation, insulator will help the temperature balance.
- Friendly to the Environment: Insulators are mainly made from steam retarders, air barriers and thermal bridges that could prevent the heat from escaping the wall. In connection with energy efficiency this is also friendly to environment, since there is lesser consumption of energy by using few heaters and air conditioners. The connection of the two is the more energy consumption the greater carbon dioxide produced that could damage the environment and produce pollution. According to the study it could diminish the energy consumption up to 40 percent.
- Noise Reduction: As mentioned earlier insulators reduces noise. Once insulators are placed in your wall it will serve as the barriers and absorbs the sound.
Disadvantages of Room Insulation
- Rain Penetration: Based on the study conducted by the Building Research Establishment, insulation in your room does not totally stop the rainwater from piercing the “outer leaf of masonry”. As a result it will create moisture and dampness.
- Health Risks: There are materials like Nitrogen-based Urea-Formaldehyde (UF) Foam that is very unhealthy. There are materials that could cause lung cancer and gastrointestinal tract cancers. Fiberglass could be the reason for skin allergies because of the chemicals mixed with it. And styrene insulator could harm your liver and reproductive system and could be the reason for the irritation of your eyes and respiration.