Thanks to the Pink Panther, you know what Fiberglass Insulation is
The most popular of all the insulation applications is Fiberglass. Fiberglass is the most economical type of insulation available on the market today. Also known as “the pink stuff” although it comes in white, green and yellow, fiberglass batt insulation, if properly installed, can last the lifetime of the home. Fiberglass is an inorganic product and is not affected by moisture, insects or mold. Fiberglass insulation has a paper facing that is connected to the fiberglass by a tar like substance. If mold, due to moisture, is found in the walls of a home during a renovation or remodeling project, the mold is usually on the wood structures surrounding the insulation and may also be on the paper facing as paper is an organic product. Therefore, although fiberglass insulation lasts the lifetime of a home, if mold is discovered and drywall and wood structures need to be replaced, it is a good practice to also replace the insulation as well. Fiberglass insulation comes in rolls and is cut to fit between the areas of the wall between wood supports. It is made of small shards of glass.
Energy Efficient Fiberglass Batt Insulation
If you are looking to increase the efficiency of your home conduct an energy audit. There are several of the factors that affect your energy bills and making sure you have sufficient attic insulation is one of them. The best time to add or replace your current insulation is always before you need it! Installing fiberglass insulation can be a DIY project but special precautions need to be taken to avoid the “itching” that may result from not wearing protective covering, goggles and a dust mask. with that said, fiberglass insulation is easier to work with than it was 20 years ago.
DIY Attic Insulation?
We want you to know that it will cost you pretty much the same amount to do it yourself as it would having Murray do it for you. Cut out the middle man, save and get a quote from us! Properly insulating your attic can save you money on your energy bills every single month of the year. Fiberglass insulation is a good investment to make in your home and may have some extra savings in the form of Efficiency Rebates from your local gas or electric company.
If you choose not to DIY, make sure your fiberglass insulation is applied by a qualified, experienced insulation contractor. That insulation contractor would be us! We’ve been in business since 1986!
Contact or call Murray Insulation today to have your it done the right way! (816) 584-1651.