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Top Benefits of Fiberglass Insulation

March 25, 2019

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Fiberglass insulation has been around since 1938, and it remains an affordable and high-quality form of insulation even today. It has a host of benefits, including saving you money on energy bills and keeping you comfortable for years to come.


Here’s what you need to know about fiberglass and why it’s one of the most popular insulation choices available!


Excellent Financial Value

One thing that makes fiberglass so popular is that it’s more affordable than other insulation choices, but it can be installed in a way to give comparable resistance values (R-values.) That means you can get similar comfort and energy savings at a much lower price.


When you have better thermal performance, meaning your walls, crawlspaces, and attic hold in air better, you save significantly on energy bills. This helps you avoid using non-renewable fuels for heating and cooling.


Flexibility in Use and Design

Fiberglass insulation is available in both batts and blown-in loose fill. You have a lot of flexibility in how you use it. For instance, you can install more in some areas to compensate for other areas of air and heat loss, such as doors and windows. With the additional insulation installed, you’ll be more comfortable in those rooms.


You can also choose to boost R-values for sound-proofing a single room. The range of R-values available through layering allows homeowners to meet even the most stringent homeowner’s association, local, or provincial energy code requirements.


Fiberglass Insulation Does Not Settle

Are you concerned that you’ll lose the benefit of your insulation over time because it will settle and not give you the thermal protection it once did?


With fiberglass, you don’t have to worry about that. It doesn’t settle, especially when you have batts installed. As a result, you’ll get the benefits of comfort, sound reduction, and energy savings for many years after you choose fiberglass.


Fiberglass can be cut to fit around any feature or irregular space. There are no concerns with shapes or spaces as long as the installation is done properly.


Fire Resistance

Because fiberglass insulation is made from recycled glass and sand, it is naturally non-combustible. You don’t need to add any additional fire-retardant chemicals during installation – the material naturally provides that protection for you.


Fiberglass is also recognized as a firestop in wooden and steel-framed buildings by many building codes. You can rest easy knowing that your insulation is not adding any kind of fire risk.


Environmentally Friendly

Speaking of recycled, people love choosing fiberglass because it is environmentally friendly. The recycled materials mean that you are not adding to the stress on our environment. Some of the fiberglass content contains up to 80% recycled glass.


The other ingredient is silica sand, which is an abundant resource that naturally renews itself. If you’re concerned about the environment, fiberglass insulation is the right choice for you.


Get Insulation Installed Today!

Are you ready to be more comfortable, save money, and help the environment – all at the same time? If so, then fiberglass insulation is the perfect choice for your home.


If you’re ready to get started with better insulation, contact us today. We’ve been serving Little Rock for over 30 years, and we’re excited to help you as well.

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Reeves Insulation has been in business, in the Batesville area, for over 30 years offering insulation, replacement windows, air sealing, and weatherization. Owner, Marvin Reeves started in the general contracting industry and his background has transferred over to Insulation and Home Energy Conservation, providing homeowners and businesses energy efficiency services to lower energy bills. Our business is family owned and operated and our goal is to provide you the best job at an affordable cost.