Fiberglass insulation absorbs sound, helping to reduce noise levels, but while it acts as a good sound barrier (depending on the thickness of the insulation), it won’t block noise levels completely.
Acoustic treatment of this nature will decrease the noise levels from typing, to factories and more by reducing the strength of sound reflection. This essentially dampening the volume of any collection of sounds, whether in a commercial or residential setup.
The difference between fiberglass and cellulose insulation:
Contrary to fiberglass, Cellulose is blown into spaces as a loose, fluffy type of insulation. It is more common to use this type of insulation in spaces that are difficult to insulate. This material is flammable, not moisture-resistant, not an thermally efficient and there is only one installation style.
Three primary benefits of fiberglass:
- Fiberglass insulation is more cost-effective than cellulose or sprayed foam insulation systems.
- This insulation could also help make an enclosed space thermally efficient by holding the desired temperature.
- There is also more design flexibility when using fiberglass insulation. It’s possible to install larger amounts in order to increase thermal performance, even compensating for areas with lower thermal traits.
Is fiberglass insulation suited for your business?
Answering some of these questions could help you decide if this is an investment you need to make:
- Do you want to reduce noise and have the area be made more thermally efficient?
- Are there specific surfaces to take into consideration with regards to reverberation?
- What is the primary use of the space?
- Are you looking to improve sound quality in a specific area, or to better control how sound enters and leaves it?
Fiberglass insulation has practical applications in factories, restaurants, offices, residential spaces and more. Whether this blast of information has convinced you to invest in acoustic treatments, or left you with more questions than answers, we are here to help! Contact us today.
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