Fiberglass insulation is one of the most common insulation solutions for residential spaces. It is made from thin fibers of glass that come in the form of batts (blankets) for insulating homes and offices. Fiberglass insulation provides thermal resistance which depends on the thickness of the batts used and the R-value. Homeowners install fiberglass insulation to maintain the temperature of their homes all year round so you can be comfortable during harsh weathers. Not only does it offer heat resistance but it also allows you to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills by maintaining the temperature inside.
The R-value of fiberglass insulation depends on the thickness of the batts used in the installation process. If you want to achieve high thermal insulation, choose high R-value fiberglass to protect your homes. The R-value of fiberglass batts ranges between 2.2-4.3 inch.
Fiberglass insulation is relatively one of the simplest types of insulation to install. It comes in the form of thick blankets of fiberglass that can be rolled into the desired place. It can take about 4 hours to install fiberglass insulation if you are an expert. You can hire an experienced contractor to install fiberglass insulation for you or do it yourself at home by following proper instructions. However, if you do not have prior experience with DIY projects, it is better to get a professional to do the job since wrong cutting or applying the batts incorrectly can make them lose their R-value.
Batt insulation traps air pockets and prevents the transfer of air inside homes. This allows the temperature inside to be maintained so HVAC units do not have to be running continuously. As a result, batt insulation helps homeowners stay energy efficient.
Fiberglass insulation is probably the least costly insulation option for your home. Its price ranges between $0.40-$0.50 per square foot. If you are more cost-conscious, you can install it on your own as a DIY project and save money.
Most homeowners these days are concerned about being environment-friendly and reducing their carbon footprint. Fiberglass insulation is an eco-friendly option because it is made from recycled materials.
Fiberglass batts can act as an excellent soundproofing material because it can block sound waves. The extent of noise cancellation depends on the thickness of the batts. If you live in a busy area or can’t stand the sound of HVAC units, batt insulation is the perfect option for you.
Fiberglass batts are mainly made out of recycled glass which is not flammable. When exposed to high levels of heat, it does not catch fire but melts. Fiberglass insulation can act as a fire retardant by slowing the spread of fire in the case of a fire hazard.
Fiberglass is made from recycled sand and glass which do not release harmful gasses. Instead, it improves the air quality of your home because it reduces the growth of mold and mildew.
Batt insulation can be installed in ceilings, roofs, unfinished walls, attics and basements. It can also be installed in ducts. It can be installed in commercial and residential spaces to achieve noise cancellation and thermal resistance.
Batt insulation is not waterproof because it can lose its R-value when it gets wet. In case it gets damp, it needs to be properly inspected to check if it has been contaminated before it can be dried and installed again.
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