Why Is Fiberglass Insulation So Popular?

Brown Fiberglass BattsFiberglass insulation was introduced decades ago and is still widely used for residential and commercial applications. Fiberglass insulation provides benefits such as lower energy costs, sound dampening and greater interior comfort. It is the preferred insulation for many building projects.

Fiberglass insulation comes in two types: rolls/pre-cut batts and loose fill. It is often used for thermal protection and to reduce sound transfer in attics, walls and other open spaces. Fiberglass insulation costs less than many other insulation types and comes in a wide range of R-values.

Moisture is not absorbed by fiberglass so, in most cases, it can be dried if it becomes wet to restore it to the original R-value. Since fiberglass insulation is comprised of recycled glass and sand it is a natural fire retardant with no additional treatment. Fiberglass also absorbs sound so it can reduce sound transfer between rooms.

Since fiberglass is manufactured from glass, many glass containers are saved from going to landfill spaces. The other primary ingredient in fiberglass is silica sand which is a plentiful and renewable resource.

If you are considering fiberglass insulation for your home or commercial building contact us at Toler Insulating and we will be happy to answer your questions and advise if fiberglass is the right choice for you.