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January 20, 2020




Why Fiberglas Insulation Is Better Than Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose and Fibreglass insulation are the two most common and oldest insulation materials used in homes and attics to thoroughly insulate homes among others. But there are a few clear and distinct features that set the two apart and make one better than the other. 

Fibreglas Insulation

  1. Fibreglas insulation is fire resistant and does not burn away. In extremely hot conditions, fibreglas may melt but will not burn.
  2. Fibreglas insulation is made up of fine glass and plastic polymers which are both inorganic materials and hence don’t encourage mold growth.
  3. Fibreglas Insulation materials are recyclable and hence environmentally friendly.
  4. Fibreglas Insulation is easier and quicker to install and can be done in a day.

Cellulose Insulation

  1. Cellulose Insulation comprises mostly recycled paper and old denim which is highly combustible even though it is chemically treated.
  2. Cellulose Insulation mainly comprises old paper and other recyclable materials making it a suitable ground for mold growth in the long run.
  3. Cellulose Insulation even though made from recycled materials is not recyclable due to the heavy chemicals it is drenched in to try and make it fire-proof.
  4. Cellulose Insulation is time-consuming due to the amount of equipment and manpower needed to install it.

The Verdict? Fibreglas Insulation stands out to be the ideal insulation material because of its ability to resist fire, defend against molding, being environmentally friendly and being easier to install in less than a day. In terms of costs, both Fibreglas and Cellulose Insulation are inexpensive but in the long run Fibreglas Insulation will save you on overall costs.

To know more about fibreglass insulation or to get fibreglass insulation done right by the best in Oshawa, call Turnbull Roofing at 905-686-7663 or email us at info@turnbullroofing.com.