We offer various types of fiberglass insulation from industry-leading manufacturers and can install them to your complete satisfaction.
When most people think about fiberglass insulation, they immediately think of the batt type of insulation. However, there are other types to consider, and here at 31-W Insulation, we are happy to discuss the various options you have as either a homeowner or a contractor with residential and commercial customers.
Fiberglass insulation is a popular choice because of its safety, effectiveness, and non-deteriorating insulating power. Whether you are looking for insulation to reduce energy costs, provide sound control between rooms, or keep your home quieter in a noisy neighborhood, we believe that fiberglass insulation can be an ideal solution.
The History of Fiberglass Insulation
Humans have been creative throughout history with innovations to increase the comfort of their abodes. While we may have learned that the asbestos used as far back as ancient Greece wasn’t a healthy way to go, and putting up tapestries on the walls as they did in the Middle Ages isn’t all that effective, it wasn’t until the 1930s that we found the solution still in use today: fiberglass insulation. Here at 31-W Insulation, our company may not have been around then, but we do have nearly 50 years of experience with fiberglass insulation and have witnessed how it has evolved during that time.
Fiberglass itself came about far before the Owens Corning Company produced the first fiberglass insulation in 1938. It was actually invented in 1870 by John Player, who shared his discovery at the 1893 World’s Fair, where he has used it to create a dress from fiberglass cloth. The mistake that Owens Corning Company made, however, was to create fiberglass insulation with fibers made from asbestos, which was found in the late 1970s to cause lung disease. That is why if you have a home built before 1980, you should not remove any existing fiberglass insulation by yourself and leave it to a professional company instead.
Today, fiberglass insulation comes in pre-cut batts and rolls, as well as blown-in loose-fill insulation. It has a lower installed price than other insulating materials, making it a popular choice in both residential and commercial construction. Another advance is that much of today’s fiberglass insulation has been made from pre- and post-consumer glass containers and silica sand, a naturally renewing resource, making fiberglass a product with a relatively low environmental impact.
We offer fiberglass insulation from the industry’s leading manufacturers, including Owens Corning®, Johns Manville, CertainTeed, and Knauf. Every company has innovative approaches to insulation that make their insulation products a quality solution for any situation. Whether you opt for CertainTeed’s Insulsafe® premium loose-fill insulation, Knauf’s EcoRoll® roll insulation, Johns Manville’s Attic Protector® or Climate Pro® blow-in fiberglass insulation, Owens Corning’s EcoTouch® PINK® flexible blanket insulation, or any of the other fiberglass insulation products these companies offer, we are confident you’ll enjoy the many benefits that fiberglass insulation can provide for your home.
Choosing the right fiberglass insulation product for your home is only half of the process. The other half is trusting us to install it to manufacturer recommendations, so you get the most energy efficiency and other benefits as possible. Since our inception in 1972, we have grown to be the second-largest insulation company in the Southeast. We didn’t get here by accident – we did it by doing things right. If you have any questions about fiberglass insulation as a homeowner or a contractor, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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