3/4 Inch Pipe Insulation in Anniston, AL

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Pipe insulation helps stop freezing pipes in the cold months and sweating pipes in the summer. Condensation on water pipes will ultimately cause mold damage to your home. Frozen pipes can result in considerable flooding destruction and will lead to costly repairs. Simply by insulating your pipes, you will save not only on headaches, but you could also reduce your fuel and water consumption.

Presently there are several types of pipe insulation for sale today. The most well-known kinds are foam, rubber, fiberglass, and a combination insulation comprised of foam and reflective foil.

3/4 inch pipe insulation photoFoam pipe insulation is made from closed cell polyethylene which offers maximum protection from temperature loss and also condensation. It is generally regarded as the best option for wrapping pipes since it has antimicrobial properties, is dust and fiber free and is available in many tubular sizes that are self-sealing. Its shortcomings involve the fact that it is inflexible and does not expand and contract neither can it be applied touching heat cables or heat tape.

Rubber pipe insulation is a durable kind of insulation that will withstand exposure to heat cables and tape and expands and contracts. It is a durable and a more energy efficient alternative which is also offered in self-seal and non-self-seal versions.

Fiberglass pipe insulation is used for cold and hot pipes and has a hot and cold temperature degree tolerance from in between -20 F to 1000F making it well-suited for extremely high temperature pipes even in industrial locations. It contains a built in wrapping which secures all around the water pipes with a self-sealing lap. It is available in fiberglass thicknesses from 1/2″, 3/4", 2" to 3″.

Arguably the simplest type of pipe insulation to install is foam and foil insulation. The one-step process involves winding the self-adhesive insulation around the hot and cold water pipes. This particular type of pipe insulation is also ideal for lessening water pipe rattling and dampening pipe noises through the entire house or structure. In contrast, other kinds of pipe insulation require joining the butt ends of the segments of pipe insulation together with pipe insulation tape which adds another procedure to the insulating process.

In the end, the best kind of pipe insulation is one which suits your project and the kinds of pipes that exist. You will want to compare the pliability of the pipe (copper, pvc, pex) to the flexibility of the insulation product. Likewise, you will want a more long lasting pipe insulation material, such as rubber or foam in outdoor situations such as for ac condensers.

Historically, contractors used asbestos pipe insulation due to its insulating and heat tolerating characteristics. It is best to contact an asbestos abatement expert to remove asbestos as the fibers present a very dangerous health hazard. Abatement experts may recommend encapsulating asbestos wrapped pipes with fiberglass rewettable pipe lagging as an alternative to asbestos pipe insulation removal.