Fiberglass Insulation for You, A Homeowner
Fiberglass Insulation is our most popular insulating material. Our team can install it virtually anywhere in your home for both thermal and acoustical insulation. It is available in various forms including blanket (batt or rolled) or loose-fill. We also offer a variety of facings, including:
- Kraft – Manufactured with a paper facing one side of the insulation that acts as a vapor barrier and has paper tabs that are used to keep the insulation in place
- Foil – Insulation with a reflective foil backing made of a thin aluminum coating
- FSK – A combination of both foil and kraft-facing
- Unfaced – Fiberglass Insulation only without any facing and is generally used wherever a vapor barrier is not necessary
Benefits of Fiberglass Insulation
- Helps reduce heating and cooling costs
- Helps reduce noise transfer
- Has flexible material options for all areas in your home
- Helps your home maintain a comfortable temperature year round
Forms of Fiberglass Insulation
- Batt Insulation is typically used in large areas free from obstruction. It is precut to fit into standard-sized cavities of a frame construction. These “blankets” of insulation are fitted between standard studs, joists, and beams in large exposed areas such as ceilings, floors, and unfinished walls.
- Loose-fill Insulation is ideal for adding R-Value to existing finished areas, irregularly shaped areas, and around obstructions. Because the small, fluffy articles of fiberglass conform to the shape of the cavity, loose-fill is often used in the attic and installed using an insulation-blowing machine.
If you are unsure about which form of fiberglass insulation will best meet your needs, our experienced insulation experts are happy to help!
How Fiberglass is Made
Fiberglass Insulation is a naturally non-combustible(1) insulation material made from extremely fine glass fibers. Fiberglass Insulation is used to provide exceptional thermal and acoustical insulation throughout your home.
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- Richard T. Bynum, Jr., Insulation Handbook, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001