Council Bluffs Iowa Fiberglass Insulation


    ​Fiberglass insulation is a method of insulation that uses thin glass-like strands of fibers rolled out in bats or in loose-fill to increase energy efficiency. This is the type of insulation one will often find in older homes, especially in crawl space areas, but can also be blown into attic, wall, or floor cavities. The loose fill variety of fiberglass insulation resembles blown-in insulation in appearance, structure, and R-value effectiveness. The batt type of fiberglass insulation is manufactured with paper or foil backings that face the direction of the insulated space. The batts fit between beams or studs, and when installed correctly, create a membrane that prevents the movement of moisture and outside and inside air from mixing, therefore maintaining a consistent temperature in the insulated space. This allows the insulated space to retain warmth during the cold winter months and coolness during the warm summer months, saving you money and creating comfort overall in your home. There are even special types of fiberglass batt insulation that can provide significant sound proofing for your home or business


    Pros to fiberglass insulation are the following:

    1. Low installation costs

    2. Easily adjustable in joist spaces

    3. Creates the best sound proofing barrier for your home or business


    Cons to fiberglass insulation are the following:

    1. Does not form an air-tight barrier

    2. When installing, or if disturbing the product after installation, it releases fiberglass particles which can lead to skin rashes or respiratory issues

    3. Traps dust particles and moisture if not completely sealed, which can result in mold growth


    Because of the harmful particles released during fiberglass installation which cause lung and skin irritation, and the specific techniques required to properly install, if you were to consider fiberglass insulation for your home or business needs, it is highly recommended that you hire a professional insulation company like Loess Hills Insulation. At Loess Hills Insulation, we will take time to diagnose your specific insulation needs and explain the benefits of fiberglass insulation and its ability to create comfort and energy savings in your home or business. Call us today to schedule a free quote and evaluation to discuss how you can start benefiting from fiberglass insulation!