Fiberglass Insulation for Florida’s East Coast
Many Florida homeowners do not realize the importance of having a well insulated home. Because we have mild winters, many homeowners mistakenly think they do not need to worry about home insulation. But insulation works not only during the winter to keep the warm, toasty inside air from escaping to the cold outside, it also keeps the cool, conditioned air from escaping into the hot, humid temperatures outside during the summer months.
What is Fiberglass Insulation?
There are a variety of places in your home that require different amounts and types of insulation. The most common and widely used type of insulation is fiberglass insulation. Made from recycled glass that is spun to create small fibers, it is then formed into fiberglass batts/rolls or small pieces of loose-fill or blown-in fiberglass that can be used for insulating most areas of your home such as walls, ceilings, and the attic. Fiberglass batt insulation resembles pink cotton candy and is the most recognizable type of insulation.
Benefits of Fiberglass Insulation
Here are some of the advantages of using fiberglass insulation in your home:
Fiberglass is less expensive than other types of insulation but just as effective.
Fiberglass is one of the most energy efficient insulation options available to homeowners.
Made of a precise combination of glass, sand, and recycled materials, fiberglass insulation is better for the environment.
Fiberglass is excellent at minimizing noise transfer from room to room and outside, making your home a quieter place to be.
Quick and Easy to Install
Both blown-in and fiberglass batts are installed in a quick and easy time frame by professionals.
Fiberglass is noncorrosive and noncombustible, does not absorb moisture, and does not deteriorate with age.
Types of Fiberglass Insulation
Fiberglass Batt Insulation
Batt or roll insulation is a blanket type of insulation that is perfect for unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings. It comes in a variety of widths for a snug fit between wall studs, attic and floor joists, and beams. Its level of thermal effectiveness is dependent on proper installation so it is important to hire a professional for the job.
Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation
Blown-in or loose-fill fiberglass insulation is commonly used to insulate a home’s attic, but it can be installed in nearly any space in a home including between floors, and interior and exterior walls. Loose fiberglass fibers are blown into an open area or space to create a blanket of protection for your home. Insulation can be blown into hard-to-reach spaces or densely packed into closed cavities to ensure your home is properly insulated.
Count on Us to Keep You Comfortable
For over 30 years, our expert installation team at Leed Insulation has been helping to make homes more energy efficient across the East Coast of Florida. From the Treasure Coast to the Gold Coast, we are here to prepare your home for whatever weather the summer and winter may bring and help you put money back in your pocket when you invest in the right insulation for your home.
You can count on us for quality customer service and expert workmanship. You can trust us to do the job right the first time. We look forward to answering your questions about fiberglass insulation and helping you with your next insulation project. Contact us today to learn more and receive your free estimate.