Fiberglass insulation is very much the traditional mainstay of insulation in NZ. It is a very popular product both here and around the world and is used in both new and older homes. Fiberglass insulation is manufactured from glass and usually contains as much as 80% recycled glass. The following are some advantages and disadvantages of fiberglass insulation.
An economical option.
Achieves a higher thermal performance level by thickness than other materials meaning it can often be fitted into tighter spots than other products.
Is easy to work with when installing as it can easily be cut and manipulated around fixtures in the ceiling such as downlights, fans etc.
Bales can be tightly wrapped and compressed making them easier to move into the attic space.
The fibers are small enough to create irritation of the skin and respiratory system during installation.
Protective clothing and light respiratory equipment (i.e. a dust mask) must be used when handling.
Can tend to become damaged if moved or walked on too many times.
Is not as suitable for use in subfloors.
When we visit your home we will happily show you samples of our fiberglass insulation products.
Our knowledge of insulation and the materials available stems from extensive and continued market research and from years of installing the materials that we sell. To get the best result you need the right advice on the correct product for your home and the best way to install it.
We have installed insulation into over 15,000 houses. That’s the experience you need.
We offer the convenience of a full installation service, full assessment service, including our RentFit Healthy Home report, phone and online ordering as well as a prompt delivery service, we also have a warehouse where products can be viewed, demonstrated and purchased. We know existing and older houses, we know what works and we are happy to share our knowledge!
As with all our products and services, when it comes to fiberglass insulation, where possible, we aim to sell NZ made products and ensure our high quality standards are continuously met.
We will work with you to understand your underfloor insulation requirements and offer you specialist advice on the fiberglass insulation to warm up your home.
Contact us to discuss your fiberglass insulation requirements.