With so many types of insulation available on the market today, it can be hard to know which one is right for your project. Allweather Insulation has years of experience with the materials and practices that go into proper insulation installation, and we are well equipped to walk you through all your options.
Cellulose insulation has been used to insulate homes for many years. This type of insulation is manufactured from recycled newsprint and other forms of recycled paper insulation—making it a good, sustainable option for insulating your home. Not only does it help the environment outside your home, but it also gives you greater control of the temperature inside your home—keeping your energy bills low.
Some people worry that the type of insulation they choose might expose them to secondary hazards like toxic or flammable materials. Cellulose insulation is treated with nontoxic fire retardants before manufacturing is completed. This improves its ability to keep you out of danger, slowing the spread of fires throughout your building.
Whether it’s used as wall insulation or in your attic, cellulose insulation is durable, safe, and cost effective—making it one of the best home insulation solutions you can find.
More to Know About Cellulose Insulation
You may have heard about the growing popularity of cellulose insulation and its many energy saving benefits such as reducing your carbon footprint, lowering your heating and cooling costs, and providing quality sound control. Here are a few more things to know about this effective insulation choice:
- It has a Class 1 flame spread rating and contains active fire-resistance materials to provide durable and excellent fire resistance.
- It is resistant to mold growth and works to dissipate moisture for moisture management.
- It does not contain asbestos or formaldehyde.
- It is ideal for insulating older homes and adding R-value and filling gaps over existing insulation.
- It is safe to touch and won’t irritate unprotected skin.
- It won’t settle in sidewalls but will settle in attics until it reaches a stable density, similar to other blown insulation. All thermal performance testing is done at the settled thickness.
Blown-in Cellulose Insulation
Cellulose insulation is used in ways similar to blown-in fiberglass insulation. It can be blown into attics in both new and existing homes, and it can be dense packed into closed cavities such as existing walls. The applications are nearly endless.
Are you wondering if cellulose insulation is the right type of insulation for your project? The experienced team of professional insulation installers at Allweather Insulation can help you decide. Contact our office today and we will be happy to answer your questions.