Fiberglass Insulation & Cancer?

Answer Manufacturers began using fiberglass in the 1920's. The material used to create it--rock, slag and sand combinations--is plentiful and cheap. Use of fiberglass expanded when suspicions began to sur... Read More »

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How do I buy fiberglass insulation?

Measuring the SpaceMeasure the space, height and width where you will add the insulation. Convert calculations into square feet (width X height) to determine the amount of insulation to purchase.De... Read More »

Why is fiberglass used as insulation?

Fiberglass Insulation Glass fiber is used to make insulating materials primarily because in the proper form it will trap air and reduce its circulation, AND because the glass fibres are non-combust... Read More »

What is the R-value of fiberglass insulation?

Fiberglass insulation comes in two different types, loose-fill and batt. Loose-fill fiberglass has an R-value of 2.2 to 2.7 per inch, and fiberglass batts have an R-value of 2.9 to 3.8 per inch.Ref... Read More »

Can wet fiberglass insulation be dried?

Wet fiberglass insulation may be dried and reused, according to Owens Corning, a company that manufactures fiberglass insulation. While wet, the insulation loses some of its thermal resistance (R-v... Read More »