Fiberglass is just one of many materials that are available for the insulation of a building. A building’s insulation is important to ensure that the interior is able to retain a comfortable temperature, without resulting in extensive overall energy expenses. Understanding the different types of insulation can help you to make the ideal decisions for your building, though the “right” insulation may also fluctuate based on the room and location.
What is Fiberglass Insulation Made From?
Fiberglass insulation is made from miniscule, entwined fibers of glass. It can come in two different forms: batts or loose-fill. It is important to use safety protection when handling fiberglass insulation to prevent cuts and scrapes, as well as inhaling small glass particles into your lungs. Batts are used most often in walls and under floors. This type of insulation tends to have a consistent R-value, because it doesn’t settle as often as alternative insulation types. Loose-fill insulation is used in enclosed cavities that are implemented with specific blowing machines to fill the cavity.
The Benefits of Fiberglass Insulation
There are many benefits to the use of fiberglass insulation, though it will depend primarily on the situation. Fiberglass insulation is made of recycled materials, which makes it one of the greenest forms of insulation available. In addition, fiberglass insulation doesn’t pose the same fire risk as alternative types of insulation. Fiberglass insulation helps to slow the spread of heat, cold, and sound by trapping packets of air. This goes a long way toward improving the level of comfort within your building.
The type of insulation that you use for your building can make a significant difference to its level of comfort and all of the benefits that it provides. Fiberglass is not the only option for insulation. To learn more about insulation and the insulation-related services that we offer, contact our experts at Penguin Insulation today!