Getting the Facts About Fiberglass Insulation

Everyone has heard of fiberglass insulation but not many really know a lot about it. In fact, there are many misconceptions about this popular form of insulation. And, as the trusted name installing fiberglass insulation for Wayzata and the surrounding areas, we would like to set the record straight. 

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What is fiberglass insulation? Fiberglass insulation is a type of residential or commercial insulation that’s composed of sand and recycled glass. It is a man-made material and has a high surface area-to-weight ratio that makes it an ideal insulator for residential and commercial buildings. 

Does it itch? Have you ever heard you shouldn’t touch fiberglass insulation because it can make you itch? Nowadays, fiberglass insulation does not irritate the skin like it used to, and manufacturing it is more environmentally friendly than it used to be. 

Where can it be installed? Fiberglass insulation can be installed just about anywhere in your house or commercial property other than in the basement. For your basement, you should consider closed cell spray foam insulation instead, which we can also install.

Does it offer soundproofing? Fiberglass is a great sound barrier and over time settles only slightly (2%-4%) compared to cellulose. All JM fiberglass insulation is specifically designed to absorb noise that can be transmitted through walls, & ceilings.

Where does it work best? Johns Manville Climate Pro® loose-fill fiberglass insulation is made for installation in open attics to fill hard-to-reach areas like corners, edges and around framing.

What other benefits does it offer? Fiberglass insulation is a cost-effective way to insulate your home or commercial property. Not only could you see some savings on your heating and cooling bills, but it can also help reduce noise pollution. It is also non-combustible and non-absorbent. It also has a great R-value. R-value stands for “resistance value” and it measures an insulating material’s resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulation power that material has.

Does fiberglass sound like a great fit for your home or business? Are you interested in learning more about fiberglass insulation for your Wayzata property? Call Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612. We are a professional insulation company, and one of our specialties is fiberglass insulation. We have several decades of experience under our belts, and we are fully licensed, bonded and insured for all of the work that we do. You can get a free estimate on how much new fiberglass insulation will cost too.