Fiberglass Installation and Replacement
Fiberglass Batt Insulation is the most common residential insulating material in the US and is usually applied as batts of insulation pressed between studs.
Fiberglass Batt is the most cost-effective form of insulation for many homeowners, though spray foam insulation is more efficient. Most batts are precut to a certain thickness and height, depending on the framing and room size.
If you’re looking for an economical alternative to spray foam or injection foam, then fiberglass insulation is perfect for you.
EnergySmart offers new fiberglass installation and existing fiberglass repair/replacement that improves the thermal efficiency of your home and saves you money on utility bills.
What Is Fiberglass Batt Insulation?
Fiberglass insulation consists of fine glass fibers derived from natural ingredients such as sand and recycled glass products like windows and beverage bottles. Fiberglass is the most widely used home insulator, as most older houses are filled with fiberglass insulation, most often found between studs, basement ceilings, and attic roofs.
Fiberglass insulation comes in various R-values and is manufactured in batts and rolls.
Installing fiberglass in batt form is the application most homeowners consider when they think of insulation.
The product is delivered in rolls or sections cut from a roll. Kraft-faced insulation is made with a paper facing that acts as a vapor barrier. Unfaced insulation can also be used on exterior walls when a vapor barrier is added to the heated side of the wall.
Most fiberglass batt insulation will last as long as 15-20 years or even longer, depending on its location, moisture content, and damage. Fiberglass is not only a great energy insulator, but it also helps diminish sound transfer between rooms, soundproofing your home for you.
One downside of fiberglass batt insulation is that it can be subject to mold if excess moisture is prevalent. Installing fiberglass insulation DIY can also lead to irritated and itchy skin if mishandled. For this reason, we recommend contacting the experts at EnergySmart to handle all your installation and removal needs
Which R-Value Is Right for My Home?
Fiberglass batts and rolls come in various R values, ranging from R-13 up to R-49. The higher the value, the denser and more efficient the material. For this reason, smaller rolls, such as R-13 and R-19 batts, are recommended for 2×4 or 2×6 studs, while attics may require something heavier, such as an R-30 or R-49 roll.
According to EnergyStar, R-49 rolls are mostly recommended for attics in places like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.
EnergySmart will recommend the right fiberglass batts for your home, depending on its location, budget, and current home thermal efficiency. Click below for a free quote so that we can begin installing or removing any old fiberglass insulation you still have.