Fiberglass insulation is the most common and widely used type of insulation. It is the type that first comes to mind when someone thinks about insulation. Fiberglass insulation is made from melted sand, which is spun to create its thermal-resistant fibers. It is either cut into sizes to fit into framing (batts) or used as loose fill insulation (blowing wool) to be blown into open spaces or dense packed into closed spaces. Loose fill fiberglass insulation can also be dense packed into walls behind mesh to create a thermal blanket, a technique called BIBS.
Fiberglass batt insulation is primarily made of recycled materials. It is commonly used to insulate floors, walls, ceilings and attics. Fiberglass insulation has many benefits. Fiberglass insulation:
- Has excellent acoustics
- Is noncorrosive
- Does not absorb moisture
- Won’t settle over time
- Is lightweight
- Is certified for superior indoor air quality (IAQ) performance
Fiberglass insulation needs to be properly installed to maximize its performance. To ensure optimal performance and to maximize R-value it is best to hire an insulation expert. G&S Insulating has the experience to properly install fiberglass insulation in new homes and existing homes. Our team prides themselves on quality work. We are happy to provide advice on all fiberglass insulation options.
FIBERGLASS BATT INSULATION
Helps creates a comfortable living and working space all year long. Fiberglass batt insulation is installed in open spaces such as wall cavities and ceiling joists. When properly installed, fiberglass batt offers a variety of great benefits. Fiberglass batt insulation:
- Is more cost effective than other types of insulation
- Improves the energy efficiency of your home
- Helps lower your energy bills
- Helps with sound transfer and noise control
G&S Insulating installs both kraft-faced fiberglass batt insulation and unfaced fiberglass batt insulation. We have the right fiberglass insulation for your project.
BLOWN-IN FIBERGLASS INSULATION
One of the best ways for homeowners to lower their energy bills is to start at the top. Attics often contain insufficient insulation levels and are primary areas of home air leaks. To keep interior conditioned air from escaping, contact G&S Insulating to add blown-in fiberglass insulation to the attic of your existing home or to properly insulate your new home. This one simple insulation installation can cut your heating and cooling costs in half!
Blown-in fiberglass insulation can be installed in nearly any space. Blown-in fiberglass insulation is commonly blown into open spaces such as attics, dense packed into closed spaces or blown behind netting to create a complete thermal blanket (net and blow). It can also be installed in:
- Interior walls for sound control
- Between floors for sound control
- Upslope areas in attics
- Attic knee walls
BLOWN-IN BLANKET SYSTEM (BIBS)
The blown-in blanket system is a high performing fiberglass insulating system for use in open cavities. The blown-in wall insulation provides a seamless, thermally efficient blanket of insulation that completely fills voids in open cavities.
Batts of fiberglass insulation have long been the standby for insulation products. While fiberglass rolls or batts are an effective form of insulation, they have the potential to leave gaps between the insulation and studs.
With the blown-in blanket system, loose fill fiberglass insulation is densely packed behind a barrier into an open cavity. This installation method fills the cavity, eliminates any air gaps and helps increase your energy savings potential. This system can be taken one step further by air sealing the wall cavity before installing insulation.
In addition to increased energy savings, the BIBS system can reduce noise transfer. By removing air gaps between the insulation and framing, sound bleed is decreased. This helps reduce outside noise that travels through your walls.
Upgrading your home’s insulation can help keep your home comfortable all year long and lower your energy bills. Contact our office to schedule your free estimate. Our estimators take the time to review your home and address any insulation deficiencies. We will sit down with you and go over all your options to help you make an informed decision.