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Fiberglass insulation- not really an inexpensive option

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Dirt To Drapes Educational Series | 1 comment

Fiberglass insulation- not really an inexpensive option

Fiberglass insulation may not be as cheap as you think it is. Some people think if they buy R-19 fiberglass insulation for their walls, they are actually getting an insulation value of R-19, this is not so. Although the manufacturer labels fiberglass insulation with an R-value like R-19, once installed in a typical 2×6 wall system, the actual thermal performance is only between R-10.5 and R-12. This means that you lose 33%—42% of what you paid for.

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