When people think of insulation, the first thing that usually comes to mind is fiberglass – the most widely used type of insulation. Fiberglass has been used for decades to insulate attics, walls and other areas of new and existing structures. There are methods you probably don’t know that increase its effectiveness even more at a reasonable price:
- Fiberglass Batt Insulation – In new home construction, many contractors choose to install fiberglass batt insulation in wall cavities. When properly installed, fiberglass batt insulation provides reliable R-value at a cost-effective price point. A qualified insulation contractor has the training and skill to ensure you get the highest R-value from your fiberglass batt installation.
- Fiberglass Insulation with Air Sealing – Fiberglass insulation provides reliable R-value. The woven fibers in this type of insulation do not inherently stop airflow. By combining fiberglass insulation with air sealing conditioned air is prevented from escaping, helping reduce energy bills and wear and tear on your HVAC system. ENERGY STAR states that sealing air leaks and insulating can save a homeowner on their energy bills.
There are many options for insulating your home or new construction project that you may not know about. Contact our office to learn more about these options and others and to schedule a free estimate.