Pros and Cons of Using Fiberglass for Insulation


A lot of people nowadays are interested in making sure that their houses are properly insulated. One of the most commonly used materials for this is fiberglass. This was of course a material found quite by accident by Dale Kleist. Following his initial discovery he moved towards refining his discovery and making it a very hardy material to be used in a lot of things. Fiberglass is used in things like building boats, shower curtains, roofs etc. The use of it is quite vast. Its use as an insulation material is just one of the many things it is used for. Now fiberglass has of course a lot of advantages attributed to it but it also has some negative attributes as well. We shall take a look at both sides of the coin for this reason to see whether it is a good option or not.
One of the biggest advantages of fiberglass as for thermal insulation is that it comes at a very low price. So it is likely to be a better option if you are on a bit of tight budget and want to get the job done as soon as possible. Another plus factor is that most manufacturers seal the material using plastic which reduces the chance of you getting affected by the dust in the installation process of the material and also provides it with a good vapor barrier. Regardless of this always wearing the proper safety equipment is of the utmost importance. So just because you buy sealed batts does not mean that you are not required to wear a mask while installing the material. Fiberglass is also not susceptible to any attack from insects as it does not provide them with any sustenance. Furthermore it is said that as fiberglass uses a lot of recyclable material hence it would seem that it is very ecofriendly as well.
Although that is true this is a material that needs a lot of energy to produce so in a way using it isn’t really making that much of a positive impact on the environment as people are led to believe. There is also a lot of health risks involved in using fiberglass for thermal insulation. Coming into contact with it in the slightest on your skin can cause skin irritations and inflammation. Moreover inhaling it is supposed to because you a lot of lung related injuries and some even believe could lead to cancer. The latter of course is still a matter up for debate as it is yet to be conclusively proven. But all in all by using fiberglass you are opening yourself and your family up to some possible health risks. Ambient Insulation offers quality residential and commercial insulation installation. 
So it is up to you to decide whether you want to take the risk or not. I can merely show you the basic pros and cons of using fiberglass. If you would like please do some research before you decide no need to take me for my word.

Abbot Padilla