Fiber Glass Insulation
USA: Fiber Glass Insulation: Fiber Glass Insulation Manufacturers
ABOUT FIBER GLASS INSULATION
Fiber glass is widely used for building insulation, including attic insulation. It is available in two main forms: as rolls and batts, or as loose fill insulation.
Rolls and batts are panels of fiber glass, designed to insulate walls, ceiling, and roofs. The rolls are long rolled-up lengths, the batts are rectangular panels. Both can be unfaced or can be faced in kraft paper for ease of handling and a neater finish.
Loose fill fiber glass insulation is made up of leaf-sized fragments of fiber glass. It can be blown into wall or ceiling cavities, using an electric blower, or it can be raked by hand into attic floors. Loose fill fiber glass insulation is particularly suitable for awkwardly shaped or hard-to-reach areas around the edges and corners of attics.
LEADING USA FIBER GLASS INSULATION MANUFACTURERS
The following leading fiber glass insulation manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of fiber glass insulation, including online catalogs, materials for fiber glass insulation, and advice on the installation of fiber glass insulation.
Guardian Industries. Guardian Industries has been a glass manufacturer since 1932, when it started making auto windoscreens. It entered the manufacture of glass fiber insulation products in 1980. Guardian Industries now has more than 19,000 employees in 21 countries. Guardian supplies 13 lines of fiber glass insulation products, including: Solarguard, AtticGuard, FattBatt, PerfectFill, and Attic Insulation. The AtticGuard product is a loose-fill fiber glass insulation installed without a machine. The product is installed by spreading the insulation with a garden or leaf rake.
Johns Manville. Johns Manville, based in Denver, Colorado, is part of the Berkshire Hathaway group. It is a large manufacturer of building products, including fiber glass insulation. It has more than 8,000 employees, with 40 factories in the USA, Canada, China, and Europe. Its range of fiber glass insulation includes fiber glass attic insulation batts and attic insulation rolls, which may be either faced with kraft paper or unfaced. Johns Manville also supplies loose fill fiber glass insulation for open attics. In addition to batts and rolls, Johns Manville supplies loose fill fiber glass insulation.
Owens Corning. Owens Corning, a leading glass manufacturer established in 1938, makes fiber glass products including attic insulation. The residential insulation section of the Owens Corning website contains informative articles on: What is an Insulation System?, What Does an Insulation System Do?, Hiring a Professional Installer, and Tools & Insulation Tips. Its fiber glass insulation products include: Fiber Glass Insulation, Fiber Glass Loosefill Attic Insulation, Attic Stair Insulation, Housewrap, Attic Rafter Vents, and QuietZone Acoustic Batts.
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