Pipe Insulation 2 Inch in Golden Valley, AZ

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Pipe insulation helps stop freezing pipes in the winter and sweaty pipes in the summer months. Condensation sweat on plumbing pipes are going to eventually result in mold damages in your home. Frozen pipes can easily cause considerable flooding damage and are going to bring on expensive repairs. Simply by insulating your water pipes, you will save not only on troubles, but you can also reduce your fuel and water consumption.

There are many types of pipe insulation for sale today. Among the most well-known types are foam, rubber, fiberglass, and a combo insulation comprised of foam and reflective foil.

pipe insulation 2 inch photoFoam pipe insulation is made from closed cell polyethylene which provides maximum coverage from temperature loss and also condensation. It is widely regarded as the leading choice for insulating pipes because it has antimicrobial properties, is dust and fiber free and is available in many tubular dimensions which are self-sealing. Its drawbacks include the fact that it is inflexible and will not expand and contract nor can it be applied touching heat cables or heat tape.

Rubber pipe insulation is a heavy duty kind of insulation that does tolerate contact with heat cables and tape and expands and contracts. It is a durable and a more energy efficient alternative that is also available in self-seal and non-self-seal versions.

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

Probably the easiest kind of pipe insulation to install is foil and foam insulation. The one step process involves wrapping the self-adhesive insulation around the cold or hot water pipes. This particular kind of pipe insulation is even suitable for minimizing water pipe vibration and dampening pipe noises through the entire house or structure. In contrast, other types of pipe insulation call for joining the butt ends of the segments of pipe insulation together with pipe insulation tape that adds one more step to the insulating process.

Ultimately, the most effective type of pipe insulation is the one that matches your project and the types of pipes that you have. You will definitely want to compare the pliability of the pipe (copper, pvc, pex) to the flexibility of the insulation product. Similarly, you will need a more long lasting pipe insulation material, such as rubber or foam in outdoor situations such as for ac condensers.

In the past, contractors utilized asbestos pipe insulation due to its insulating and heat tolerating properties. It is recommended to contact an asbestos abatement professional to remove asbestos as the fibers present a very dangerous health hazard. Abatement professionals may suggest encapsulating asbestos-wrapped pipes with fiberglass rewettable pipe lagging as an alternative to asbestos pipe insulation removal.