Advantages & Disadvantages Of Fiberglass
- Cost (relatively cheap).
- Moisture resistance.
- Chemical resistance.
- Thermal conductivity.
- Electrical properties.
- High strength
- Inhaled slivers of fiberglass irritate the alveoli and can cause lung disease.
- There is some data which suggests fiberglass in the lungs may cause cancer, by slicing DNA and causing cell mutation, in the same way as mineral wool.
- Some fiberglass still uses formaldehyde as a binder, which leaks out into the air. This product may also cause cancer.
- Resin binder Bad Smell. Vapor impermeability may require ventilation detail.