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Fibreglass insulation is a cost effective option due to the material’s light weight, low price, resilience, flexibility and non-combustible properties. When buying your fibreglass insulation from JJ Roofing, you will be able to choose between a wide variety of thicknesses to suit all applications and requirements.
Fibreglass is a silicate fibre that is composed of glass and used for a number of applications. It is predominantly employed as a thermal insulator for residential and commercial properties. It effectively slows the spread of heat, cold and noise when used as an insulator.
Significantly more cost effective that other products used for similar purposes such as spray foam, fibreglass insulation is the most common material for home insulation. Another reason for its popularity is the simple installation process where alternatives like spray foam have to be installed by professional fitters.
Fibreglass insulation keeps rooms cool in the summer and warm in the winter by trapping air pockets making it a convenient method for increasing thermal efficiency and reducing residential energy costs. In addition, the material is attractive because it poses no fire hazard.
When measured pound for pound, fibreglass is actually a stronger material than sheet metal making it an extremely sturdy option for your home that is guaranteed to be long lasting. It also has a very high resistance to corrosion and can easily be moulded offering you maximum design freedom.
Another great benefit to choosing fibreglass insulation is the material’s non-conduciveness to radio frequency transparency. This makes it a great choice when housing electronics as their performance will not be disturbed. Fibreglass will absorb sound waves more than bouncing them off which offers great acoustic performance for lowering machinery volumes and achieving required sound levels.
Fibreglass has the least expansion and contraction with heat, cold and other stress when compared to alternative materials used for similar purposes such as metal, plastic and wood.
When exposed to moisture, fibreglass insulation will not absorb or hold water. If fibreglass insulation should happen to get wet during the installation process or afterwards, it should be visually inspected for contamination and then dried.