Learn more about Insulation

Insulation Basics

When you think insulation, you are on your way to reducing energy costs. Adding glass mineral wool insulation above minimum building requirements, significantly increases energy savings and enhances the overall quality of your indoor environment.

Why Should You Insulate?

It may be out of sight, in your walls or in your roof but glass mineral wool insulation is a critically important building material for your home. That’s because it’s one of the most thermally efficient and cost-effective ways to save energy while making homes quieter and more comfortable to live in. It is made from recycled and renewable resources-one that has a positive impact on our environment, helping reduce energy consumption and the effects of global warming. Though it has been used successfully for decades in homes worldwide, glass mineral wool insulation is still the state of the art when it comes to energy efficiency, delivering maximum R-value performance in standard construction.

Add Comfort To Your Indoor Environment

Upgrading home insulation levels is not only a good way to help lower monthly electricity bills, it adds to the overall comfort in your home. Insulation helps maintain a consistent temperature by reducing air leakage and resisting the flow of heat. Properly insulating your home not only will save you money, but will also help reduce the drafts and create a comfortable temperature inside your home, no matter what the weather is outside.

Improve Sound Transmission

In addition to greater energy-savings, glass mineral wool insulation delivers excellent sound absorption. When installed between walls and in ceilings, glass mineral wool insulation significantly reduces the transmission of sound from other rooms or from the outside. The best time to add acoustic insulation is when a new home or addition to a home is constructed. Ask your builder for details about insulation upgrades.

Environmental Sustainability

As insulation saves energy, it significantly decreases the generation of harmful air pollutants to the atmosphere. Not only does glass mineral wool insulation contribute to cleaner air, it is an inherently ‘green’ product in terms of assessing its environmental impact over its lifetime. Manufactured with recycled and renewable resources, every 500 grams of insulation ultimately saves twelve times more energy than it takes to produce it. So along with greater energy savings, insulation delivers a measurable impact on our environment, reducing the amount of energy consumption and pollution.

Types Of Insulation

Glass mineral wool blanket insulation is packaged in batts or rolls and comes in various R-values or thicknesses. Blanket insulation also comes in various widths and lengths depending on which area of your home, you plan on insulating.

Glass mineral wool batts and rolls are most commonly installed in the sidewalls, attics, floors, cathedral ceilings and basements of homes.

How Much Insulation Is Enough?

Insulation is measured in R-values. So, the higher the R-value, the better your walls, floors and ceilings will resist the transfer of heat. The amount of insulation you need, depends on where you live

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