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Does your home have enough insulation? While many homeowners understand (at least to a degree) the benefits insulation offers, they aren’t quite as sure what it looks like or where it is in their home. In addition to the attic, your walls and basement or crawl space are probably insulated. But what do the different types of insulation look like?

Here are some images of insulation materials that can be installed in both new and existing homes:

What Does Spray Foam Insulation Look Like?

Spray foam insulation (commonly made of polyurethane) is applied wet and expands into thick foam that fits snugly in wall cavities, crevices, and gaps. It is usually white in color or a similar shade.

Spray Foam Insulation

What Does Fiberglass Insulation Look Like?

Made of tiny glass fibers, fiberglass insulation can be installed in many areas of a home. Owens Corning fiberglass is pink, but this type of insulation comes in various other colors, from yellow to white to brown. It’s available in and blown-in (top image) and batt (bottom image) form.

Fiberglass Insulation

Batt Fiberglass Insulation

What Does Cellulose Insulation Look Like?

Cellulose insulation is extremely environmentally friendly, made of up to 85 percent recycled materials. It is generally gray or brown in color.

Cellulose Insulation

Insulation Contractors Serving Upstate New York

The team at MIG Building Systems can make your Rochester or Syracuse area home more energy efficient and comfortable through expert insulation installation. Whether you need spray foam, fiberglass or something in between, contact us!