Fiberglass – which consists of extremely fine glass fibers – is an insulation material that is found in most homes.
It is commonly used in two different types of insulation, which are batts and rolls, and loose-fill. It is also available as rigid boards and duct insulation.
Fiberglass can be placed in unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings. It is fitted between studs, joists, and beams.
Fiberglass is made to slow the spread of heat and cold in both residential and commercial insulation projects.
On average, fiberglass insulation can help reduce heating and cooling bills by 40% to 50%. In addition to energy savings, fiberglass insulation can also help with noise reduction.
Made from recycled glass and sand, fiberglass is a natural fire retardant that poses little to no fire hazard. There’s also fiberglass material that’s treated with a fire retardant to improve the level of safety.
Fiberglass has natural sound-dampening properties that can significantly reduce noise coming into the house. Also known as acoustic insulation, fiberglass is used in walls, ceilings and even ducts to help reduce sound transfer.