What are the best ceiling tiles for insulation?
Acoustical ceiling tiles are often also used for insulation because the same materials that make them soundproof also insulate the room thermally. Depending on their makeup, they can help to lower the heating and cooling costs of the room in which they are installed.
These tiles are usually sold by the box, with the amount needed to cover a typical room of the house running about $500.
Cork ceiling tiles are an eco-friendly ceiling tile that can also insulate your home. Cork is naturally fire and water resistant, as well as sound absorbing, which makes them a great all-around ceiling tile for many homes.
Cork ceiling tiles can be dropped-in or installed using adhesives. They can also be overlapped and installed in decorative patterns and designs. Some experienced homeowners may find them easy to work with, but most homeowners may prefer to have this type of tile installed by professionals.
Cork ceiling tiles are mid-range priced, running about $5 a tile.
Mogie thank you for your help!!
Susan: maybe this will help
Some great ideas from Mogie!
Amazon has a good selection of Styrofoam ceiling tiles that insulate, they can also be painted and cut to fit your room.
One thing about cork tiles, they are not best suited for humid/damp environments, here is a reference with the pros and cons of cork:
Cork does com in a range of thicknesses so you could choose what suits you best.
Are you able to use traditional insulation and then cover that? Acoustical tiles will give a bit of insulation but not enough to keep in warmth or keep our heat.
No. Adding interior tiles is an easy quick fix I can do myself until I get a new roof.
Hi Susan, maybe something like this will help you out, are you just replacing existing? if so I think this may work
Ceiling tiles have no insulating factor. They do prevent warm from escaping the room or being cooled by the ceiling.
This article may be some help to you. https://homeimprovement.lovetoknow.com/Insulated_Ceiling_Tiles
It was a very informative article. Thanks
Here's a post that might help - https://homeimprovement.lovetoknow.com/Insulated_Ceiling_Tiles
I think ceiling tiles work great for catching sound but I believe if you want insulation you will need to insulate above them.