Fiberglass Insulation

Having EcoLogical install fiberglass insulation is a

cost effective method to help conserve energy.

IMG_1863Fiberglass insulation is an industry standard for home and commercial. Having EcoLogical install fiberglass insulation is a cost effective method to help conserve energy in commercial and residential building projects, and during remodeling or re-insulating a structure. Not only does fiberglass insulation help keep temperatures comfortable, it also dampens sound with its acoustical properties. It is easily transported due to its compression packaging. Fiberglass comes in a variety of R-values and sizes so it can be used in a multitude of ways.

Fiberglass insulation is made from natural and recycled glass products and comes in two forms:

 

  • Fiberglass Batt Insulation is the most common and widely available type of insulation, and the type that comes to mind for most people when thinking of insulation. Batts are available in widths suited to standard spacing of wall studs, and attic or floor joists. Batt insulation:
    • has excellent acoustics
    • is noncorrosive
    • does not absorb moisture
    • won’t settle over time

 

  • Blow-in Fiberglass Insulation can be blown in to nearly any space. It provides excellent coverage in open attic areas providing complete coverage and increasing the R-value in the attic. This loose fiberglass insulation that is used for blowing can also be dense-packed into other closed-cavities:
    • garage ceilings under heated areas (where there is a room above a garage)
    • interior walls for sound control
    • between floors for sound control
    • upslope areas in attics

 

EcoLogical Insulation installs a variety of brands of fiberglass including Knauf and Johns Manville as well as others.

GOOD

FIBERGLASS BATT INSULATION

This unfaced fiberglass batt was installed on an exterior wall. Ceiling batts were installed to insulate an inaccessible attic area that we will be unable to blow insulation into after the drywall is installed.

good-fiberglass

 

BAD

FIBERGLASS BATT INSULATION

Signs of a bad installation:

  • batts not cut fit the cavity
  • batts were compressed which reduces the r value, and allows for air movement within the wall.
  • batts were not cut around the electrical boxes, and not split around the pipes and wires.

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