Fiberglass Insulation can be installed as Batts or Blown into attics.

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Fiberglass Batt and Roll Insulation for Walls and Ceilings

Blanket insulation is the most common and widely available type of insulation; it comes in either batts or rolls. Batts are made to fit between the wood studs that form your walls, were as continuous rolls can be hand-cut and trimmed to fit as needed. They are available with or without facings, (such as Kraft paper or foil) to act as a vapor barrier. A facing also helps facilitate fastening the fiberglass batts to the stud walls during installation.

To maintain your homes comfort level; the heat lost in the winter must be replaced by your heating system, and the heat gained in the summer must be removed by your cooling system. Properly insulating your home will decrease this heat flow by providing an effective resistance to the flow of heat. Installing more insulation in your home increases the R-value and the resistance to heat flow. In general, increased insulation thickness will proportionally increase the R-value.

An insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R-value -- the higher the R-Value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. The R-Value depends on the type of insulation, its thickness, and its density. When calculating the R-value of a multilayered installation, add the R-Values of the individual layers.

Unless your home was specially constructed for energy efficiency, you can probably reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today, but even adding insulation to a newer home can pay for itself within a few years.

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EcoTouch® Pink® Fiberglas™ Insulation by Owens Corning

EcoTouch® PINK® Fiberglas™ Insulation is also a safe and effective way to provide year-round comfort. It's formaldehyde-free, contains more than 99% natural ingredients and is certified to have a minimum of 58% total recycled content. Owens Corning fiberglass insulation is made in R-values from 11 to 49 and is available in thicknesses from 3½ to 14 inches.

EcoTouch® Insulation is preferred by 2 out of 3 professional installers over all fiberglass insulation competitors for ease of handling and installation*

  • Easier to cut and split with less dust than other fiberglass insulation products*
  • Faster to install than other fiberglass insulation products*
  • Designed to completely fill the cavity, eliminating gaps and the need for additional handwork*
  • Certified to include a minimum of 58% total recycled content **
  • Greenguard verified to be Formaldehyde free

*According to 2010 clinical trial conducted in Toronto, Canada by Ducker Worldwide on behalf of OC Insulating Systems, LLC.

**Certified by Scientific Certifications Systems to have a minimum of 58 percent recycled glass content with at least 36 percent post-consumer recycled and the balance pre-consumer recycled glass content.

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Insulating with Fiberglass, What You Should Know

The recommended R-Values for Fiberglass Insulation

Insulation levels are specified by R-Value, a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value, the thicker the fiberglass is and the better it performs.

How does Fiberglass Insulation Work?

To understand how fiberglass insulation works, it helps to understand the three basic properties of heat flow: conduction, convection, and radiation.

Benefits of Air Sealing before installing Fiberglass

Reducing air infiltration is an effective way to cut energy costs; before installing fiberglass insulation to increase your homes comfort level and create a healthier living environment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Home Insulation

Homeowners’ frequently asked these questions about increasing their homes energy efficiency with fiberglass insulation.