Fibrous insulation is the most inexpensive as well as the most commonly used insulation. Fibrous insulation encompasses different materials and products. Wise selection and correct installation are important. This lesson covers the different materials and product types of fibrous insulation and their most important characteristics. You’ll learn the following.

  • The relationship between insulation type, thickness, and R-value.
  • How to select fibrous insulation that’s appropriate for your project.
  • How inappropriately selected or poorly installed fibrous insulation can affect building energy use and moisture-management.