What is Fiberglass Insulation?
Fiberglass – which consists of extremely fine glass fibers – is an insulation material that is found in most homes. It is commonly used in two different types of insulation – blanket which is batts and rolls, and loose fill. It is also available as rigid boards and duct insulation.
Currently manufacturers produce medium- and high-density fiberglass batt insulation products that have a slightly higher R-Value than standard batts, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Fiberglass can be placed in unfinished walls, floors and ceilings. It is fitted between studs, joists, and beams.
Fiberglass insulation is made of plastic reinforced by tiny glass fibers. This composition gives the plastic additional strength while improving its insulation capacity.
How Fiberglass Insulation Works
Fiberglass as an insulator slows the spread of heat, cold, and sound in structures. The material does this by trapping pockets of air, keeping rooms warm in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Fiberglass Insulation Benefits
A material’s insulation properties are rated as “R-Value”. “R” stands for resistance. The higher the R-value, the greater its effectiveness. You can increase your R-value by layering insulation.
Installing new insulation can help keep energy costs down. Properly sealing a home or office can keep hot or cold air where it belongs, meaning lower utility bills and increased energy efficiency.
Insulation can help with air leaks and keep a property comfortable all year. Prevent unnecessary energy loss with blown-in insulation, roll insulation or fiberglass batt insulation.
Insulation can help maintain a peaceful environment by blocking noise. Once our ECO Insulation is installed, you will notice an immediate and significant decrease in outside noises.
Used in combination with other materials, insulation helps provide fire protection in firestop systems, grease and air ducts, and in electrical and communications conduits and cables.
Prevents moisture condensation
Even the most mundane activities can release moisture and vapor into the air and threaten a home’s structural integrity. The right insulation can keep mold and mildew growth at bay and combat excessive moisture.