Fiberglass insulation is one of the most prevalent forms of insulation used today. It offers many advantages and serves to control temperature in homes, as it helps to prevent air exchange between the inside and outside of homes. Fiberglass insulation also serves to control sound and helps homeowners to save money by lowering energy costs.
Is Fiberglass Insulation Safe?
Yes, but be aware that you should wear the personal protective equipment (PPE), such as clothing that completely covers your body (long sleeves, high neck shirt, jeans, etc.), safety glasses, gloves and a face mask. Even donning the above-mentioned PPE, you may still get the prickly fiberglass on your skin.
Whenever we install Fiberglass insulation, we make sure that everyone in the area is wearing and using the right equipment for the job. We’ve been Rockland, MA home insulation experts for over 40 years, we would not install unsafe materials in your home.
How does Fiberglass Insulation Work?
Fiberglass insulation is usually rolled. The insulation is placed inside the walls, in the floor and rafters of an attic, and in basements. Insulation absorbs heat and prevents the heat from moving to the outside. Insulation is measured in R value which indicates the resistance to the heat movement to the outside. The higher the R value, the more energy efficient the insulation is.
What are the benefits of using Fiberglass Insulation?
Your home’s insulation creates a comfortable environment by slowing the loss or gain of heat. The most common type of insulation used is fiberglass. It is made by spinning molten glass into fibers. The glass used in production is typically 20 to 30 percent post consumer glass content so it is partially environmentally friendly. This material is formed into batts, boards or loose fill applications.