Fibrous insulation is an inexpensive and commonly used form of insulation. Fibrous insulation comes in different forms, so wise selection and correct installation optimizes the benefits. This lesson covers the different 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 installed fibrous insulation can affect building energy use and moisture-management.