If you live in the Columbus, Dublin or Powell area, you know that thermal comfort is a big deal in our climate. Thermal comfort in your home is delivered by your home’s air sealing and insulation.
While there are many types of insulation to choose from, fiberglass is the one insulation product that is likely most recognized. It is inexpensive, readily available and, when installed properly in attics, walls, and exposed floors, it provides significant home energy savings. At Greene Solutions, we like to work with Owens Corning’s high-performance fiberglass insulation for its superior durability and quality product.
Why Choose Fiberglass Insulation?
Fiberglass comes with a number of benefits, including:
Noncombustible and non-corrosive
Resistant to fungal growth
Great sound control
Fiberglass Thermal Resistance
All insulation has an R-value, that has been proven by controlled testing. “R” stands for resistance to heat flow (the higher the R-value, the better the insulating power). The R-value of fiberglass insulation varies from R-3.2 to R-3.8 per inch, depending on the way the product is manufactured. Loose fill, or blown fiberglass, often used in attic applications, has a slightly lower insulation value per inch than the more densely-packed fiberglass batt or roll product that people are most familiar with.
For walls, fiberglass batts or rolls are usually installed with or without a facing. The facing material, commonly a vapor retarder, is applied to the wall closest to the interior to resist the flow of moisture vapor to the cold surface of the wall where it can condense. Attic insulation can be loose fill or batts. A combination of batts and blown-in insulation can also be used.
Getting a Professional Installer For Your Fiberglass
Installing fiberglass so that it performs well means that the material has to touch the surfaces that it is supposed to be keeping warm. The material must not be compressed and can’t have gaps or voids. This is important for new home buyers to know, as building codes and energy efficiency ratings require that the insulation be inspected for the quality of the installation. At Greene Solutions, we’re trained and experienced in proper fiberglass installation!