Fibreglass Batts Insulation Ottawa
Fiberglass batts insulation is the most common material used for insulating the walls of homes in Ottawa today. Fiberglass batts are cost effective and efficient when installed properly with appropriate vapour and air barrier.
The problem is that anybody can slap a batt of insulation in the wall and staple some plastic over it. This is not good enough. Care must be taken when installing the batts to ensure that each and every cavity is properly filled with the appropriate batt. The batts must be neatly cut to fit, and not compressed into the stud spaces, otherwise R-value and function will be compromised. Incorrectly installed fiberglass batts insulation and vapor barrier can lead to other problems as well, including drafts, mold, condensation, ice damming soft/soggy drywall and more. Thus it is imperative that insulation be installed by properly trained professionals who refuse to cut corners. You may change your roof or windows, but your Insulation is there to stay.
Properly installed and sealed vapor barrier is also an essential step in the home insulation process. While fibreglass makes a good insulator, it is ineffective at preventing air flow. Fibreglass batts insulation works by trapping millions of tiny pockets of air within the material, creating many ‘layers’ of air and fibreglass which have great thermal retention values. However if air is permitted to travel through the Insulation the heat will not stay trapped there. For this reason it’s important to have appropriate vapour and air barriers in place, and to maintain their integrity throughout the build. These are what stop the air flow and allow the Insulation to reach its maximum potential.
Let the seasoned professionals at Ottawa Insulation take care of your fiberglass batts insulation needs and sleep easy knowing the job is done correctly. Contact Ottawa’s Insulation Contractor today for a free quote on fiberglass batts insulation.
Our experts in fiberglass batts insulation will ensure the material is installed to the manufacturers’ specifications as well as the current building code. With many years serving the greater Ottawa area we have mastered our craft and look forward to showing you our skill.