Attic Fiberglass Insulation

Attic Fiberglass InsulationFiberglass is a type of insulation that looks like plastic material and is reinforced by small glass fibers. The glass fibers, in some cases, are made up of recycled glass making fiberglass a preferred type of insulation. They are easily available in the market either in the form of batts or loose-fill insulation to be blown in.

Fiberglass is great insulation for attic as they have higher r-value meaning it offers great ‘thermal resistance’ than any other materials. It is comparatively dense as well as thick with a good deal of air pockets in it. Fiberglass insulation is better than any other insulator for reasons ranging from price to r-value. The r-value of other may be high but when compared to the price and the worth the fiberglass does stand out.

Fire resistance is yet another feature that makes fiberglass a preferred insulation material for home and especially for the attic. It is used in around 85% of American homes. It can trap air and keep the house warm in winter and cooler in summer. According to some estimates, fiberglass insulation can help preserve 12 times as much utility as is lost in its production. It may also lower residential energy costs by about 40%.

It is soft to touch and comes in different colors, depending on the manufacturer, to match your house. Another advantage of having fiberglass insulation installed is its ability to absorb sound waves. You can keep the loud noise from going to the house. Now, isn’t that great?

Do not settle for some cheap insulation. If you are interested in getting fiberglass insulation for your attic at home, make sure that you’re calling a licensed insulation contractor for assistance. Sure, there are many DIY guides you can find on the Internet, but they do not guarantee efficiency and functionality. You might end up wasting a lot of time and effort and, of course, money when the insulation you get does not serve its purpose.