Fiberglass insulation has been around for decades. It was one of the first widely used insulators installed in homes and businesses long before the industry had an understanding of building science. In many ways, it can be described as the “grandfather” of insulation. With its longevity and many newer insulation products on the market, fiberglass insulation could be seen as obsolete.
Fiberglass insulation is still a great option to insulate any area of a home. When combined with today’s newer technologies, fiberglass insulation offers high performance at a fraction of the cost of other insulation products.
- Fiberglass with Air Sealing. The woven fibers in this type of insulation do not inherently stop airflow. While fiberglass insulation adds R-value it does not keep conditioned air from escaping through penetration points. Combining fiberglass insulation with air sealing prevents conditioned air from escaping the home, helping reduce energy bills and wear and tear on your heating and cooling system.
- Dense Pack Wall Insulation. Fiberglass batts have traditionally been installed in wall cavities of new homes or remodeled spaces. Dense packing loose fill fiberglass insulation into wall cavities can provide a more thorough insulating layer than fiberglass batts by completely filling a cavity to each stud. This can be taken a step further by air sealing the wall cavity before installing insulation to further increase energy efficiency.
Fiberglass insulation provides many cost-effective insulation options for today’s builder and homeowner. Contact our office to learn more about these options and schedule a free estimate.