Why Fiberglass Insulation? What is it?


You can create the ultimate living space for commercial and residential buildings by choosing the correct insulation. But with more than a dozen different insulation materials to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming determining which will provide the most comfort. Don’t worry we did the research, so you don’t have to! 

According to the Builders Best Practice survey conducted by the Home Innovation Research Lab, fiberglass ranked as the most popular insulation material. It has been installed in 71% of new homes, with 52% of those preferring batt insulation and the remaining 21% using blown-in. 

Fiberglass maintains its popularity thanks to its low cost, high thermal efficiency, moisture resistance, and airtight defense. 

What is it made of?

Fiberglass is composed of fibers from glass that are bound together using a resin or binder to create a wool-like material. The wool then traps pockets of air within the stands then helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winer. And, while providing thermal comfort, fiberglass insulation also improves the home’s acoustical control. External noises stay outside, and room-to-room noise is minimized. 

Why Choose Fiberglass? 

Fiberglass is odorless and formed with a formaldehyde-free binding agent, making it a safe choice for occupant comfort. 

Types of Fiberglass Insulation

There are two types of installation methods for fiberglass insulation:batt and blown-in. Each technique serves a specific purpose.

Batt Insulation is the most popular fiberglass insulation choice, ideal for walls, ceilings, and floors. Its appearance is a large, fluffy strip. Fiberglass Batt Insulation is quite easy to work with, too–from opening to cutting to placement. It is also a long-term building solution: the integrity of the fiberglass means it won’t settle over time, nor will it be a food source for mold and mildew. It is also non-combustible. 

Blown-in insulation is the act of blowing in pieces of fiberglass, creating a uniform and dense coverage. This form of fiberglass will conform to any space, leaving no gaps or empty spaces for hot or cool air to escape. It works best in attics, sidewalls, and closed cavities. Like batt insulation, blown-in insulation is fire, mold, and mildew-resistant, creating a stable insulation that will last for the life of a home. 

By choosing fiberglass insulation, you will be doing what is both right and easy to achieve the requirements for thermal comfort. With its efficient install, longevity, thermal  and acoustical efficiency, and sustainability, you can achieve ultimate comfort. 

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