Why Is Blown-In Fiberglass Good for Home Insulation?September 2, 2015
An ancient rabbi once explained the wonders and mystery of wind to an inquiring student: “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.”
The enigma of wind fascinates the deep thinkers, the theologians and the scientifically inclined, but we at Capitol Machine, the premier experts in insulation machines, have found excellent use of this invisible force – in the form of blown-in fiberglass insulation.
In fact, blown-in fiberglass insulation is the ideal and most popular way to insulate your home.
Insulation Installers Have Several Options
While insulation installers have several options to pursue, they’ll find using fiberglass the most effective method for full, complete and thorough projects.
Nearly three-quarters of the insulation market employs the use of loose-fill or batt insulation. While fiberglass is available in batt form, we prefer blown-in insulation for several reasons:
- Loose-fill insulation is fast. Our Capitol Machine Model 125 – with its series 4 positive displacement blower – can blow nearly 100 bags of fiberglass per hour. That’s hurricane wind speed.
- This method is very energy efficient. Our Model 125, which is virtually impossible to destroy, creates a nearly airtight seal in your customers’ walls and attics, which translates into big savings on utility bills.
- Allergies? Virgin fiberglass is used in loose-fill insulation. No chemicals or additives are put into the mix, which means no more aggravated allergies – a very noteworthy point for customers.
- Similar to the airtight aspect created by blown-in insulation, the full-packing method also establishes strong sound barriers between rooms and the outside. That makes it an excellent choice for households with mixed tastes in music volume or television shows – if you know what we mean.
- The long-range cost-saving aspect of blown-in insulation more than compensates for the initial expense. The return on investment comes quickly and the benefits are long lasting.
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