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Fiberglass Insulation

Are your energy bills getting out of hand? Is it difficult to get your home to a comfortable
temperature? It could be a sign that your insulation is not working quite as well as it should. It
may be time to get the best fiberglass insulation contractor in Scranton to have a look for you.

What makes Orr Industries your best choice? We approach each job with the intention of
wowing our clients. We don’t play around when it comes to service – you deserve the best,
whether that means service, products or workmanship and we’ll make sure you get it.

What makes us different from the average insulation contractor is that we never approach a job
with preconceived notions. Most contractors have their favorite materials to use, and they adjust
the insulation job to suit themselves. We come at things from a completely different angle. We believe that each situation requires its own situation. We are qualified and experienced in the application of different types of insulation, so we can advise you on the best option to suit your home and budget.

We specialize in fiberglass insulation, but we are also able to offer foam or cellulose insulation
as well. Wondering which option would be best for you? Call us in, and we will take all the
guesswork out of it for you.

What are the Advantages of Fiberglass Insulation?
Fiberglass is a fiber that consists mainly of glass. This makes it an excellent insulation material
and a long-lasting option. Because glass is a very bad conductor of heat, this is the perfect way to
insulate your home or office. It is the most widely used type of insulation because it is highly effective and works out a lot less expensive than alternative options, reducing your insulation cost even more. When properly installed, it could reduce your energy costs by up to around 40%.

The manufacturing process is highly sustainable – most of the glass used is from the recycling
industry, keeping billions of pounds of glass off the landfill. The other primary ingredient is
silica sand, and this is a naturally abundant, renewable resource. The materials used and the manufacturing process itself are relatively environmentally-friendly,
and the energy saved through the use of it far outweigh the energy used in making it.

From the point of the safety of your home and family, this option comes up tops – glass and sand
have natural flame-retardant properties, and so this insulation will not be a fire hazard in your
home. It can also be coated in resin so that it will not burn at all. It is strong and lasts a long time. If you were to do a comparison pound for pound, sheet metal,
surprisingly, comes in second. Fiberglass does not rust, and so it is perfect those hot, humid
summer days.

By the same token, it stands up well to cold and will not become cold and brittle when the
mercury drops below freezing either. It is unusual in that it neither expands nor contracts due to
temperature fluctuations. In addition, fiberglass is good at absorbing sound waves. So it insulates your house against the
weather and outside noises as well.

Why Does this Form of Insulation Work?
The fibers form a dense layer between your home and the outside. This layer improves energy
efficiency by trapping pockets of air inside your home. This helps to keep the air warmer in the
cold of winter and cooler in the hot summer weather. It effectively forms a barrier between the air outside and inside, making it easier to cool or heat your home.

The product can be put to work in any area of the building. You will find it in a few different
forms. Batts are essentially sheets of the material that can be easily stapled into place. This is a
good option for interior walls and ceilings. Batts will usually also have a layer of foil on the back of them to help redirect heat and moisture
away from the batt. This would be placed facing the outside where the heat is coming from.

The foil can also help to reduce the chances of particles from the sheet making their way into
your living space. It can also come in the form of a filler. (Something like you would see inside a cushion.) This
can be easily blown into hard-to- reach places that batts would not work in.

Can I Do This Myself?
You have probably seen a DIY kit at the local hardware store and so might be interested doing
the insulation yourself. With other materials, this is not possible, but you could install this type
yourself. However, there is quite a lot that can go wrong during installation, so it is not advisable. First off, if the surface does get wet, you have to replace that section and check everything else for
contamination as well or risk mold growth. This is especially true of paper-backed sheets.

The other issue is that positioning it perfectly does take some expertise and time. Making
mistakes when laying the batting, or not securing it properly can lead to gaps in the insulation
and energy leaks all over again.In cases where it is necessary to use the loose fibers, installation can be difficult and even dangerous without the right protective gear and machinery.

Take our word for it; this is one project that you don’t want to DIY to save yourself a few bucks.
Unless you know exactly what you are doing, it could cost you a lot to fix mistakes at a later
stage.

Leaving it to us means that the job is done right the first time and that the work is completed in
the fastest time possible. We even handle all the cleanup afterward meaning that the most work
you will need to do is to open the door when letting us in or out. So, if you are in Scranton and asking yourself, “Who is the best insulation contractor near
me?” you now know who to call.

Recommended Product Applications

  • Walls
  • Unvented Attics
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Vented Attics
  • Unvented Crawl Spaces
  • Vented Crawl Spaces
  • Foundations