INSULATION TYPES

FIBERGLASS INSULATION

Fiberglass insulation is an inorganic material made of tiny glass fibers. The fibers are made from silica, sand, limestone and recycled glass. The different ingredients are melted together at high heat, a chemical binder is added, and the fluffy batts of insulation provide thermal resistance and are fairly easy to work with. However, it is extremely important to cut and fit the batts properly between the studs and other gaps. At M&M Insulation, our professional team takes great care to ensure a proper fit and a well-sealed vapor barrier to ensure your Minnesota home receives the greatest R-value possible.

WHERE ARE FIBERGLASS INSULATION BATTS USED?

Fiberglass insulation is used in wood or metal construction and is frequently in vaults. With properly constructed cavities, it is also frequently used in walls, finished basements and sometimes crawlspaces. Fiberglass insulation comes in different R-values but is limited by the size of the studs or space in the attic, making them less efficient than spray foam insulation but also less expensive. Nevertheless, despite these drawbacks, fiberglass insulation is an extremely popular choice and can provide significant energy efficiency improvements when maximum R-values are used.

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THE BENEFITS OF FIBERGLASS INSULATION

Often used in new construction or existing buildings, fiberglass insulation is relatively inexpensive and easy to find. It is a common and suitable insulation product for Minneapolis and Minnesota. It works well in both commercial and residential applications. Some benefits of fiberglass insulation batts are:

  • Reduced heat loss and air infiltration
  • Less wear and tear on heating and cooling units
  • Can reduce energy bills
  • Created from recycled materials
  • Dries quickly from minor dampness
  • Unlikely to harbor pests
  • Non-combustible and safe around electrical wiring
  • Non-corrosive
  • Dampens sound
  • Very few chemical additives
  • Easily removed for later home renovations but requires resealing of vapor barrier
  • Can be used in hybrid installations
  • Reliable and inexpensive¬†

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Serving the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota since 2002, we understand the regional climate and necessary R-values to achieve the energy efficiency and climate control you need to rein in your energy bills. Our professional, highly trained installation team will ensure you maximize the insulation for the available space, completing your project on time and within budget. Contact us at 952-240-6057 for all your insulation needs.

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