Categories for Fiberglass insulation

The Difference Between Spray Foam and Fiberglass Insulation

May 4, 2021

Whether you’re building a brand-new home in Northern California or you need to install new insulation in your current home, you’ll need to decide what type of insulation material is best for your needs. While fiberglass has been the standard for decades, spray foam is gaining in popularity as a highly effective thermal barrier. Read on to gain a basic understanding of the differences of fiberglass insulation vs. foam insulation and discover which material you should use for your home. What are the differences between the materials? Fiberglass and spray foam insulation are very different materials. Fiberglass insulation is composed... View Article

Is Fiberglass Insulation Right for You?

April 20, 2021

Insulation is an important feature in all Northern California homes. Whether you’re building a new house or considering replacing your current insulation, you have a choice when it comes to the material you use. While fiberglass insulation, in either batt or loose fill options, is a popular choice, it’s not always the best one. Here are the major pros and cons of fiberglass insulation and how you can tell if it’s right for your home. Thermal protection When considering the pros and cons of fiberglass insulation for your Northern California home, one of the major benefits is its thermal protection... View Article

Fiberglass vs. Foam Insulation

August 21, 2020

There are many ways to keep your house in top shape—regular maintenance of appliances and a commitment to landscaping are just a few. One thing that can really help your home’s energy efficiency and resale value, though, is staying on top of its insulation needs. Insulation is one of the easiest ways to ensure your home’s HVAC system is working as it should and that your loved ones are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Their comfort is paramount, and your insulation choice is a big part of that. With this in mind, there are a few... View Article

What Is Fiberglass Insulation? How It Works and What It’s Made Of

April 6, 2020

It’s in millions of homes across the United States, in between the walls and filling the free space in our attics. It’s insulation, and in a lot of cases, it’s made from fiberglass. But what exactly is fiberglass insulation in Northern California, and why is it so common? What is fiberglass? Just as the name would suggest, fiberglass insulation in Northern California is made from glass. Of course, that glass has been minced, crunched, cracked and shredded until it’s in microscopic shards. At least, that was the traditional makeup of fiberglass. These days, fiberglass also includes minute particles of plastic,... View Article

If I Remove My Old Insulation Myself, How Do I Get Rid of It?

September 11, 2019

Over time, insulation begins to naturally degrade. This is a totally normal part of the aging process—as insulation gets older, it starts to lose its effectiveness. If you’re noticing that your energy bills are getting higher, or if you’re feeling more drafts blowing through your living space in the wintertime, there’s a strong chance that you’ll need to replace your home’s insulation in the very near future. Most homes, particularly older homes, have some form of fiberglass insulation installed. Fiberglass insulation usually takes the forms of blankets, batts or blown-in filler. As fiberglass degrades, it can become dust-like and relatively... View Article

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