Manufactured in two different forms – blanket or loose-fill – fiberglass insulation is comprised of up to 80% recycled glass. Fiberglass insulation is also made from several materials including silica sand, soda ash and limestone. Interestingly, the manufacturing process is similar to making cotton candy. The raw materials are heated and spun at high speeds, which creates very thin, long strands. Those strands are collected and combined into blankets or small cotton ball-like pieces. During installation, the blankets of fiberglass insulation are installed in between wall panels. The gaps between the thin strands of fiberglass create pockets that trap the air, keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
While fiberglass insulation is often available in batts and loose-fill, at Allrite, we only install batts. Over time, loose-fill fiberglass settles and the air pockets disappear. Fiberglass insulation is only effective if there are enough air pockets to trap the air and stop it from flowing. If enough air pockets are compressed down and eliminated, the insulation becomes ineffective. Fiberglass batts keep their shape and do not settle, therefore their air pockets will remain intact!
Although it may sound easy enough to install fiberglass insulation on your own – fiberglass contains tiny glass particles that can easily irritate the skin, cause rashes when handled inappropriately, or respiratory problems if inhaled. Our expert crews have been specially trained to ensure that during and after installation you, your family and your home will be safe.
Blankets of fiberglass can be cut to fit between joists, beams or studs, and secured
Advantages of Fiberglass
Quick & easy installation
Relatively low cost
R-value Per Inch
Fiberglass batts – 2.9 to 3.8
TOP reasons to insulate
According to NAIMA (North American Insulation Manufacturers Association)
Reducing the need to run your heating/cooling systems directly reduces power plant CO2 emmisions and lowers homeowners’ carbon footprint.
REDUCE ENERGY BILLS
Over the past 15+ years, residential electricity prices have jumped 39%! The average homeowner spends $2,200/year on energy bills.
Energy efficiency is an increasingly important factor for homeowners. Whether they’re looking to remain in their home or sell in the near future, an energy-efficient home is desired.
Noise can come from outside (sirens, traffic, neighbors) or inside (kids, TVs, music), and the sound control provided by insulation is an attractive benefit.
The health of your home can directly affect the health of its inhabitants. And for those that suffer from asthma or allergies, protection from outside pollutants and allergens can be essential for well-being.