Fiberglass is one of the most common types of insulation in the United States and has been for many years. This is likely for a few reasons. First, it’s been around for nearly 100 years and has provided effective insulation in homes throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and beyond.
Second, it has a distinctive appearance. Fiberglass insulation is often pink, yellow, white, or even green! Finally, fiberglass insulation continues to be installed in New England properties because it is still one of the best ways to protect homes and businesses alike from outdoor temperatures year-round.
Baylies Insulation knows the value and effectiveness of fiberglass insulation, so we’re proud to offer fiberglass insulation services to homeowners from Worcester to Barrington. Here’s more information about this type of insulation, and some key benefits of installing fiberglass insulation.
What Is Fiberglass Insulation?
Though it may resemble cotton candy, fiberglass insulation is spun from sturdy materials like silica sand, glass, natural minerals, and other compounds, which is why it’s extremely inadvisable to touch fiberglass with your bare hands.
Still, fiberglass’s fluffy texture makes it highly effective at keeping home temperatures stable, whether that means keeping extreme cold out in the wintertime, or preventing heat from infiltrating into your home in the summer months.
Fiberglass can also maintain its performance for years, or even decades, when well-maintained and protected from moisture, pests, and disturbances.
Fiberglass is available in several forms for application throughout different parts of a building’s thermal boundary. These include:
Fiberglass Batts and Rolls
Insulation batts or rolls are available in a range of sizes that can be easily fit between standard wall studs, floor joists, and between trusses or rafters in open walls. In existing homes, batt and roll insulation is mostly applied as attic insulation, or in other dry, unfinished spaces.
As a professional insulation company near you, Baylies has the training to correctly calculate appropriate insulation R-Value for your walls, install vapor barriers to maintain the quality and effectiveness of your insulation, and more. Baylies Insulation knows the importance of having correctly sized and installed insulation to make sure you can enjoy all its benefits for years to come.
Blown-in or Loose-fill Fiberglass Insulation
Blown-in insulation is a great solution for homeowners in existing homes who are looking to add insulation to their enclosed interior and exterior walls. Unfinished attic floors and other spots that are harder to reach in a finished home are also smart places to add blown-in insulation.
Loose-fill insulation can be fiberglass, mineral wool, or cellulose, but regardless, the application of this type of insulation requires special training and equipment for proper installation so you can enjoy maximum benefits.
Rigid Fibrous or Fiber Insulation
Rigid fibrous insulation is often made of fiberglass, but it tends to look more compressed than traditional fiberglass batts. Rigid fibrous fiberglass is often used to insulate more specific parts of your home.
Rigid fibrous insulation is typically installed in spaces that are both unfinished and in need of materials that can stand up to high temperatures, like around your ductwork.
How Do I Know What Type of Insulation My Home Needs?
The diversity of New England homes, built across centuries in a variety of shapes, sizes, and even climates, can make it difficult to know which kind of insulation is the best choice for your property. When pursuing home insulation services to improve the efficiency of your MA or RI home, trust professional insulation contractors near you to help you make the best choice for your home.
As a local company, Baylies Insulation knows MA and RI homes from the inside out. Our team can help you get started with a FREE home energy audit to help determine if and where you need insulation, air sealing, or other efficiency measures, and deliver solutions to your energy efficiency problems. We offer insulation removal services too, so no matter what’s happening with your home insulation, Baylies has got you covered.
Can Baylies Help Me Qualify for Mass Save® Rebates?
Yes! Baylies Insulation is an experienced Mass Save contractor. We can help you qualify for all the benefits of the Mass Save program, including rebates, 0% financing, and 75-100% off of your insulation installation with the Mass Save insulation rebate.