Month: September 2017

Why You Should Insulate your Attic with Fiberglass

When you think of upgrading your home’s insulation, the attic is often the first area that comes to mind. Air naturally moves through a house from ground to sky. By focusing your dollars on an attic upgrade you are focusing on the number one area of energy loss.

Fiberglass insulation is great option for insulating attics and for any area of a home. Here are three benefits of upgrading your attic with fiberglass insulation:

  • Fiberglass insulation is a cost-effective insulator. Fiberglass insulation is a low-cost product that is easy to install. It can easily be blown over existing insulation, creating a complete blanket to help reduce energy bills and keep your home comfortable.
  • Fiberglass insulation is a green product from manufacturing to installation. Fiberglass insulation is manufactured primarily from recycled glass. This means there are fewer natural resources used to manufacture fiberglass insulation than some other types of insulation. When installed, fiberglass insulation over its lifetime saves more energy than it took to produce. If you’re looking for a green product to insulate your home, fiberglass insulation is ideal.
  • Fiberglass insulation can be as effective as spray foam. When combining fiberglass insulation with full air sealing, fiberglass insulation can provide the thermal and air sealing benefits as spray foam – at a lower price point. Having your home fully air sealed by a qualified contractor helps keep conditioned air inside the home to increase comfort and reduce energy bills

Adding fiberglass insulation to your attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to save money on your energy bills each month. Wondering if your home could benefit from additional attic insulation and air sealing? Contact us for a free estimate.

Save Money with These Fiberglass Insulation Applications

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.