Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation
What is Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation?
Blown-In fiberglass insulation is probably the most popular and well-known material for insulating the home. It’s made up of plastic filaments combined with recycled glass and spun into fibers. Most people think of it as large rolls of pink or yellow material. It’s also available in bags as loose-fill insulation. This combination of materials has multiple benefits:
- The fiberglass material controls the flow of heat, cold, and noise. Some homeowners find that upgraded attic insulation reduces energy usage by up to 40%.
- Fiberglass has the added benefit of resisting the moisture buildup that can lead to mold or fungus growth.
- Since the primary ingredient is glass, fiberglass blown-in insulation doesn’t burn or absorb water.
What Is the R-Value of Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation?
The R-value of insulation is a measure of how well it resists the flow of heat. The higher the R-value, the more resistant the material is, meaning that the insulating value is better. One inch of fiberglass blown-in insulation has an R-value of 3.4. By comparison, a one-inch wooden board has an R-value of 1.
How Is Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation Installed?
- It allows the technician to get the correct placement and depth of the material, even if the ceiling is low and working space is tight.
- It makes it easy to fill nooks and crannies around the unfinished floors, irregular joists, and the many obstructions often found in attics.
- It can fill in the gaps around existing insulation, restoring the thermal performance that the material may have lost over time.
Where Can I Learn More?
Colorado Insulation & Whole House Fans can help you with all your insulation needs. We can evaluate your project, help you decide what you need, and handle the insulation installation process adequately and efficiently. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals understands the climate in Colorado and knows how to install insulation to make your home the most efficient it can be. Contact us today to get started saving money on your utility costs.
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