When people think of insulation, the first thing that comes to mind for most is fiberglass. Fiberglass is the most widely used type of insulation and is installed to insulate attics, walls and more in new construction and existing homes. There are many ways fiberglass insulation can be installed that make this legacy insulator more effective than ever before and may give you a new perspective on this product.
- Fiberglass with Air Sealing – While fiberglass is a cost effective insulator, its woven fibers do not inherently prevent air from escaping through penetration points in a structure. Combining fiberglass insulation with air sealing prevents air infiltration and loss of conditioned inside air. ENERGY STAR states that sealing air leaks and adding insulation can save a homeowner money on their energy bills.
- Dense Packed Wall Insulation – Many home builders choose to install fiberglass batt insulation in wall cavities. Dense packing fiberglass takes wall insulation a step further. With this application, loose fill fiberglass insulation is densely packed into the wall cavity behind a layer of plastic. This fully fills the wall cavity and reduces air gaps that naturally occur around batts. Many contractors take this system one step further by air sealing the wall cavity before installing insulation to increase energy efficiency even more.
Fiberglass 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.