Thermal Insulation

Ability to provide thermal resistance for comfort and efficiency.
How the Thermal Properties of Fiberglass Insulation Make an Impact
Provides a more comfortable indoor environment. Thermal insulation helps maintain a consistent temperature by reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.

A Trusted Choice for More Than 80 Years

Why choose fiberglass? It’s ideal for thermal insulation. When properly installed, it fills cavities and slows down the transfer of heat through attics, ceilings, ducts, floors, piping and walls. Typically, it can even be installed more cost-effectively than other insulation materials while helping to maintain the desired temperatures of heated or cooled spaces.

Fiberglass insulation can make buildings and the equipment operating inside them more thermally efficient and consume less energy. That’s why fiberglass is the preferred choice for many building owners, contractors, professional remodelers, specifying engineers and architects. 

Quality Design for High Performance

Fiberglass is lightweight, versatile and durable. Taking glass out of the waste stream and keeping it from landfills, fiberglass is made from recycled glass and abundant renewable resources such as sand. This composition makes it ideal for installation in a range of applications for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) also rely on fiberglass to provide thermal insulation for appliances, automobiles and machinery.

Install Fiberglass Insulation at the Proper Thickness to Achieve the Desired R-Value

The insulation's resistance to conductive heat flow is measured by its thermal resistance — R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. For residential projects, contractors, professional remodelers and do-it-yourselfers should carefully follow directions on the insulation packaging to achieve the expected R-value. Avoid compressing the insulation less than the labelled thickness on the package when it is installed. Compressing it will reduce the thermal performance of the material. Check out our installation guides for additional tips and support.   

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Thermal Insulation Requirements for Commercial and Industrial Projects
Engineers and architects will specify the required thickness of fiberglass insulation for commercial and industrial projects. Requirements are based on process conditions, ambient conditions and the thermal conductivity of fiberglass, or K-values, at different mean temperatures from ASTM material standards. Data sheets for each of the products engineered for commercial and industrial applications include all of the thermal performance specifications and measurements you’ll need.
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How to Choose the Right Insulation
Fiberglass Insulation
The smart choice to make spaces more comfortable and energy efficient.
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The ability to resist heat flow — insulation's thermal resistance.
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Insulating For Sound
Sound absorption characteristics, helping reduce noise transmission.
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