When most people think of insulation, the first thing that comes to mind is fiberglass insulation. It is the most common and widely used type of insulation, but people often wonder, “What is insulation made of?” and “What does fiberglass look like?” Fiberglass insulation is made from recycled glass that is spun to create insulation fibers. The fibers are developed into fiberglass batts or fiberglass insulation rolls to fit into construction framing or are used in loose form and blown in or dense packed into areas. It can be used for insulating most areas of your home, such as walls, ceilings and insulation for attic. Fiberglass batt is often described as resembling cotton candy.
Fiberglass insulation should be properly installed to maximize performance. To guarantee your home’s fiberglass batts achieve maximum efficiency, hire an experienced insulation contractor to guarantee proper insulating of your home.
Benefits of Fiberglass Batt Insulation
When properly installed, fiberglass insulation offers a variety of benefits. Insulating your home or building:
- Creates a more comfortable living and working space all year long
- Is more affordable than other forms of fiberglass batt insulation
- Improves the energy efficiency of your home
- Helps lower energy bills
- Provides effective noise control
Fiberglass batt insulation is available in widths suited to standard spacing of wall studs or floor joists. We install both unfaced and kraft-faced fiberglass batt and will recommend the right form for your project.
Blown-in insulation can be installed in open cavities such as attics to create an even blanket of thermal protection. Blown-in insulation can also be dense packed in cavities to help with sound reduction.
To help keep your home comfortable all year long and lower your energy bills, schedule a free estimate with Whitson Insulation Company, serving Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor, Kalkaska, Traverse City, and the surrounding areas in Western Michigan.
Your next questions may be, “How much is insulation?” and “What is the best place to buy insulation?” Our expert team will answer those questions and more as we review your existing home, new construction, remodel or commercial project and discuss the right insulation recommendation for you.