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Blown In Fibreglass Insulation ProblemsBy admin
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Fibreglass insulation can be used in various parts of the home and is available in a range of sizes, forms and colours. You may have pink insulation in your home, you may have yellow insulation – in truth they all do the same job. Generally speaking, fibreglass insulation is found in blanket form, and then cut and positioned into place.
These blankets are called batts and are supplied in bags containing standard pre-cut shapes. These are typically stapled into place on installation. Insulation material can also come in large bags of loose-fill that can be blown into a space such as your attic or wall cavity. This is known as blown or blown in fibreglass insulation. What are some common blown in fibreglass insulation problems? Find out more below…
What Is Blown In Insulation?
Blown in fibreglass insulation is to prevent heat loss and keep your home energy efficient, wait an aim at saving you money on energy bills. It is sprayed into place using a blowing machine – hence the name.
It is exactly the same material, only the method of application changes. Instead of laying down batts of pre-cut fibreglass you blow loose-fit fibreglass material into place instead – almost like cement. The method varies slightly depending on the type of insulation used.
Here at Home Logic we use Icynene Spray Foam Insulation. This revolutionary and innovative method guarantees heating bill savings of up to 35%! This product does not settle or degrade over time and it is not affected by humidity whatsoever. So, you can rest assured, any blown in fibreglass insulation problems will not occur!
In most cases, insulation problems are solved with a simple and cost-effective solution. Bad craftsmanship is probably the cause of your issue – our professional advice and expertise can be the cure!
Common Blown In Fibreglass Insulation Problems
Some of the most common blown in fibreglass insulation problems revolve around loss of heat, moisture and humidity. These are not caused by the material itself. This is almost always down to bad craftsmanship and poor installation. Our experts see it time and time again when auditing our customer’s homes.
Few attics are ever inspected properly after they have been blown for the first time. For this reason, many people across the UK cannot be sure if their attic insulation actually meets the specified R-value.
If the installation process is done incorrectly or without due care then your attic could be missing as much as 20-50% of its blown in insulation.
Fittings, pipework, support beams and all sorts of elements may be left exposed and contributing towards your heat loss problems. In most cases, insulation problems are solved with a simple and cost-effective solution. Bad craftsmanship is probably the cause of your issue – our professional advice and expertise can be the cure!
At Home Logic, we supply a comprehensive and professional blown in spray foam insulation solution service that is unbeatable on quality and efficiency!
How Old Is Your Insulation?
Blown in in fibreglass insulation problems can often be caused by old age. If your property was built before the turn of the millennium, we strongly advise that you consider removing your insulation and replacing it with new material. This will require an initial cost at first but doing so will save you money in years down the line.
The culture of the building and insulation industry between the 60s and 90s was not as stringent as it is now. Property’s that were built in this time period may have poor insulation qualities, so it’s important you have it checked out. This is especially important at a time of rising energy prices.
Enlist The Help Of The Experts!
If you are experiencing some fibreglass insulation problems then one of our experts may be able to help. It doesn’t matter if your issue is minor or an emergency, we’re sure we can be of use! Simply give us a call on 0800 1700 636 to discuss whatever problems you may be having and we’ll recommend the perfect solution.
At Home Logic, we supply a comprehensive and professional blown in spray foam insulation solution service that is unbeatable on quality and efficiency. When executed properly, the blown in method always performs a better than the blown in fibreglass and roll out batt fibreglass types. Home Logic spray foam is installed much quicker too.
Upgrade your insulation the easy way, with the help of Home Logic. Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to request your free site survey today!
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