All You Need to Know About Pink Insulation

Since many years homeowners of Toronto look for insulation in their houses. They require insulation to prevent heat, cold and sound transfer. Many people use fiberglass insulation to make their property warm and cozy. Fiberglass insulation is also called pink insulation as many manufactures use pink color to distinguish it from different materials.

Why Pink is associated with Fiberglass insulation?

Fiberglass insulation is easily distinguishable from other materials because of its unique pink color.  This pink color was first used as a marketing tool by the Owens Corning Company. Since today this pink color has become identical with fiberglass insulation and almost all the manufacturers are now using pink color for fiberglass insulation. Because of this, fiberglass insulation is also called as Pink Insulation.

What is Fiberglass insulation made up of?

As the name suggests, fiberglass consists of extremely fine glass fibers (silica) which are an insulation material. You can use fiberglass in two different types of insulation- a blanket which is batts and rolls and loose-fill. It is also used as rigid boards and duct insulation. Currently, manufacturers produce medium and high-density fiberglass batt insulation products and can be placed in unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings and between studs, joists, and beams.

How does pink insulation work?

Fiberglass acts as an insulator to slow down the transmission of heat, cold and sound. The fine glass used in fiberglass traps the air and keeps the rooms warm in winters and cool in summer.

What are the pros and cons of Fiberglass?

Fiberglass insulation has many advantages.

Pros of Fibreglass:

  1. Fiberglass insulation is economical and pocket-friendly.
  2. It is best used along with standard stud and joist spacing which is free from obstructions.
  3. You can install it yourself as a DIY project.

Cons of Fiberglass:

  1. Since fiberglass is made up of extremely tiny glass particles; these particles can pass through the small pores of the skin causing irritation and inflammation of the skin.
  2. Fiberglass allows airflow which can result in high energy bills and uncomfortable rooms.
  3. Since the material is made up of extremely small materials, these particles can get into the human body and can cause problems like nosebleeds, coughing, and other respiratory problems.
  4. You need to wear gloves, long sleeves shirt, pants and goggles while installing and removing fiberglass.
  5. Fiberglass can trap allergens, dust, moisture, and molds which can cause allergies.
  6. Fiberglass can cause many respiratory problems for workers.

How safe is Fiberglass?

Pink insulation is made up of recycled glass and therefore, it is an eco- friendly product. You can make fiberglass with old glass. As against the myth, Fibreglass is less carcinogenic (cancer-causing) than asbestos. Fiberglass is made up of silica and is safe to use fiberglass as the material used doesn’t have an actual melting point, though the glass particles become soft when exposed to heat.

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