The chilly fall and bitter winter is upon us, which means your furnace will work overtime just to keep your home warm and your family comfortable. Unfortunately, that can cost a fortune and reduce the life of your furnace. Lucky for you, J Ferg Pros has a solution! Insulating your home with fiberglass insulation is an investment that pays off tenfold. Not only does it pay for itself by saving you money, but it also reduces the stress of your furnace. Therefore, keeps your home warm during the chilling winter months. Insulation technology has vastly improved over the last few decades. Making it is easier than ever to keep your home comfortable without breaking the bank.
Here at J Ferg Pros, one of the fiberglass insulation products we use is Knauf Insulation EcoFill. Blown-in Insulation is a non-bonded, virgin fibrous glass blowing insulation. It has a high degree of post-consumer recycled content. Which is designed for weatherizing and retrofitting existing housing.
What is Fiberglass Insulation?
Fiberglass insulation is the most common residential insulation available on the market. Fiberglass is the least expensive blown-in insulation and offers the largest variety available. Most blown-in fiberglass will often come in blocks that are blown through a machine. Which is then blown into the floor joists of an attic or the interior walls.
Fiberglass is usually used as a topper for existing cellulose insulation due to its additional fire-resistance
Benefits of Blown in Fiberglass Insulation
The biggest advantage of fiberglass insulations is the big two: price and ease of use. Fiberglass is the least expensive way outside of straw bales to add value to a building.
One of the many selling points on fiberglass is that it will not burn. Under abundantly hot flames, it may melt. But burning is not an issue. Blown in fiberglass is a step ahead since the paper on fiberglass batts could ignite. Loose fill fiberglass has no paper content which is less of a chance for ignition.
Fiberglass can be a problem with moisture but has a slight positive. Fiberglass being spun glass will not absorb water. Because of its light weight and air permeability, it dries out quickly.
Fiberglass has a low density and light weight meaning in addition to the roof’s weight load is minimal. Which could be a concern in very snowy climates where un-melted snow can collect.
Adds longevity to the roof and shingles
A ventilated roof that has a sufficient layer of blown insulation can create a conditioned space in the attic. This conditioned space can reduce the strain of heat on the sheathing which causes the shingles to fail earlier.
Decrease in energy bills
Blown-in insulation can fill the crevices of an attic space in ways that batting cannot. Doing this creates a tight fit for little air gaps in the roof and eaves of the home. Which saves a great deal of money by reducing the energy an air conditioner or furnace must expend to heat or cool the home.
In conclusion, Insulation is a great investment for you. It saves you money and increases the value of your home. So, enjoy these West Texas winters in the comfort of a warm and energy efficient home with J Ferg Pros. Lastly, if you are ready to begin your next home project, visit us at https://jfergpros.com/energy-pros/. We can get started today.