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is fiberglass insulation flammable

   Fiberglass is the most common insulation used in modern times because of how it is produced, by effectively weaving fine glass filaments into insulation, fiberglass reduces heat transfer, the main disadvantage of fiberglass is the danger of handling it. Since glass fibers are carefully woven with silicon, glass dust and tiny glass shards are formed. These can cause damage to the eyes, lungs, and even the skin if proper safety equipment is not broken. However, when proper safety equipment is used, glass installations can be performed without incident.

   Fiberglass is an excellent noncombustible insulation material with R-values ranging from R-2.9 to R-3.8 per inch. If you're looking for an inexpensive insulation, this is the way to go, but this requires installation safety precautions. Be sure to use eye protection, mask, and gloves when handling this product.

  Cellulose insulation is perhaps the most environmentally friendly form of insulation. Cellulose is made from recycled cardboard, paper, and other similar materials, in loose form. Cellulose has an R-value between r-3.1 and r-3.7. Some recent research on cellulose suggests that it may be an excellent product for reducing fire damage. Due to the dense nature of the material, cellulose is contained in it without oxygen. In oxygen-free materials, this helps to minimize the amount of damage that could cause a fire.

   So not only is cellulose the most environmentally friendly form of insulation, but it's also one of the most fire-resistant forms of insulation. However, there are certain disadvantages to this material as well, such as some people may have newspaper dust allergies. Also, finding an individual in the use of this type of insulation technology is more difficult than, say, fiberglass. However, cellulose is an inexpensive and effective means of insulation.



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