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The Ultimate House Insulation Quiz
by Staff
There are at least 10 types of insulation commonly used to keep your house warm. Using the right insulation can save you lots of money on your energy bill, especially if you live in an extreme climate. Take our quiz and find out how much you know about the different types of insulation and their properties.

Insulation can block the transfer of heat through the outer layer of your home. _____ is the measure of thermal resistance that tells you how effective insulating materials are.

  • R-value
  • S-value
  • T-value

Fiberglass insulation is made out of:

  • sand
  • recycled glass
  • both of the above

How many types of fiberglass insulation are there ?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Which of the following types of fiberglass insulation come in batts or rolls?

  • fiberglass blanket insulation
  • fiberglass loose-fill insulation
  • fiberglass roll insulation

How does the use of energy efficient fiberglass insulation benefit the environment?

  • It helps reduce the amount of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere.
  • It helps reduce the amount of carbon chloride in the atmosphere.
  • It helps reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Cellulose insulation is mostly made from shredded:

  • vegetables
  • newspapers
  • textiles

In which of the following forms can you buy polyisocyanurate insulation?

  • sprayed foam
  • rigid foam board
  • both of the above

What do expanded polystyrene and molded expanded polystyrene have in common?

  • They are both blue.
  • They are both hard.
  • They are both made up of small beads.

What are the benefits of extruded polystyrene (XPS)

  • It is moisture-resistant.
  • It is corrosion-resistant.
  • both of the above

Spray polyurethane foam, which is sprayed on as a liquid, is usually used to insulate:

  • attics
  • bathrooms
  • bedrooms

Which type of reflective insulation can be used to cool your attic?

  • an insulation barrier
  • a radiation barrier
  • a radiant barrier

Which paper-like material is used to back reflective insulation?

  • cardboard
  • newspaper
  • cellophane

Which type of insulation may be made from recycled blue jeans?

  • nylon insulation
  • polyester insulation
  • cotton insulation

What is the biggest advantage of cotton insulation?

  • It is safe for the environment.
  • It is safe for your family.
  • both of the above

Why is mineral wool considered an environmentally sound product?

  • It is made by environmentalists.
  • It is made by a green company.
  • It is made from recycled products.