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Common Misconceptions About Fiberglass Insulation

Our team at AppleBlossom Energy wants to help our clients make their homes the best they can be, and one of the ways we do that is by providing top-notch insulation. One of the two main types of insulation that our team offers is fiberglass insulation, which, in our experience, can sometimes be shrouded in a veil of misinformation and misconceptions. In this article, we will go over a few of these misconceptions and replace them with the accurate information you need to make the best choice for your needs.

  • Myth: Fiberglass insulation is impervious to moisture. One misconception that many people have about this type of insulation is that water can’t impact its effectiveness in any way. In reality, fiberglass insulation becomes less effective when wet, so it’s best to try to keep it dry as much as possible.
  • Myth: Fiberglass is not environmentally friendly. Another misconception that many people have about fiberglass insulation is that it is bad for the environment. In reality, most fiberglass is made of between 50 and 70% post-consumer products, which makes it a great “green” choice. If you are interested in making your home as environmentally friendly as possible, fiberglass is not a bad option.
  • Myth: Fiberglass poses a health hazard. This misconception about fiberglass insulation is somewhat based in reality, as fiberglass has been known to irritate the eyes, skin, and respiratory system. However, these effects only occur when the insulation is handled improperly or not installed correctly, and you definitely don’t need to worry about that outcome with us.