Home Insulation Buying Guide

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03.Where to use

Table 1: Where to use different insulation products

Suggested applications for insulation products
Insulating material Flat ceilings /
pitched roofs
Cathedral or
raked ceilings
concrete slabs
slab edges
masonry walls
Framed walls
Glasswool batts or blankets
Rockwool batts or blankets
Glasswool / rockwool — foil attached
Natural wool batts or blankets
Polyester batts or blankets
Cellulose fibre
Granulated rockwool
Natural wool — loose fill
Reflective foil
Concertina foil batts
Multi-cell foil batts
Extruded polystyrene (styrofoam)
Expanded polystyrene (EPS)
Expanded polystyrene — foil attached

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