What Is Fiberglass Insulation?
Fiberglass Insulation is created by spinning or blowing molten glass into fibers. Fiberglass is non-combustible and can be installed in batts, rolls, or blown in. This is one of the most commonly used forms of insulation and is relatively inexpensive. Fiberglass is generally installed in ceilings, attics, basements, and walls. Fiberglass insulation has an R-Value of about 2.2 – 2.7 per inch.
Why Install Fiberglass Insulation?
Using fiberglass to insulate a home or business offers the customer many benefits. Fiberglass is an inexpensive form of insulation, making this product an optimal selection that just about anyone can afford. Another benefit of fiberglass is its fire retardancy; it is considered a non-combustible material. Insulating with fire retardant fiberglass makes a structure safer in the event of a fire, protecting the building as well as any inhabitants. Additionally, fiberglass insulation is extremely effective at absorbing sound and can be used in the process of sound deadening.
Created from inorganic components, fiberglass insulation is naturally mold resistant without any addition of additives. Fiberglass insulation is composed of miniscule pieces of glass, which creates small pockets of air which prevents the transfer of heat and limiting air flow. One more benefit of fiberglass insulation is that it is quick to install as batts, rolls, or as a blown-in loose fill.
Fiberglass batts and rolls are an easy fire-retardant, sound dampening, and mold-resistant solution for installation between studs inside of walls, ceilings, crawlspaces, or attics. Using fiberglass insulation as a blown-in loose fill is especially efficient in attics with small openings and can be installed within a few hours, instantly increasing the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Lastly, fiberglass insulation is non-corrosive, and is safe to use around wiring, pipes, and metal building materials such as screws, anchors, nails, nuts, bolts, rivets, and washers.
Benefits of Fiberglass Insulation
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