We all love the look of vaulted or cathedral ceilings, they soar about ten to twelve ft high adding elegance with additional space above. The look and appeal of high ceilings make the room look bigger and brighter while making high traffic areas feel less busy. Not only can they expand your home decor options, but they can also increase the value of your home too. The grandness that comes with high ceilings is also met went a downside: they make controlling the climate a challenge compared to the standard nine feet ceiling height. This is where insulation comes into play; picking the right type will help you properly keep your home at the right temperature while you enjoy your spacious home.
Let’s take a look at the type of insulation suitable for your high ceiling home:
Cellulose is an environmentally friendly type of insulation that is made up of loose-filled all-natural martial while known for its moisture absorption properties.
- Affordable insulation option compared to others considering how much more square footage you may need to cover.
- Cellulose consists of organic material made from recycled paper and cardboard.
- Specially treated with chemicals to keep moisture and rodents out
- Easily absorbs water so cellulose must be kept dry and replaced every five or so years
- Takes longer to absorb moisture which can lead cellulose to deteriorate while also destroying the chemical treatment.
- Air circulation up high can move through the material and can lead to varying temperatures and energy costs.
Fiberglass insulation which is made of very fine pieces of glass fibers, and the most common type found in homes. They’re offered in two options; precut batts and rolls, or loose-fill.
- Fits great in all the nooks and cavities of high ceiling homes
- Cost-effective option and most widely used type of insulation for homes
- Installation of fiberglass insulation is quite easy
- When not properly cut to fit the ceiling studs, this will lead to lack of an insulated ceiling
- Over time, fiberglass can bulge downward from pressure especially if it becomes exposed to moisture
- Fiberglass poses the risk of trapping dust, allergens, ad moisture that can result in mold