Cellulose insulation is blown into spaces using pneumatic equipment. The blown-in material conforms readily to building cavities and attics. Therefore, cellulose insulation is well suited for places where it is difficult to install other types of insulation.
What is Cellulose Insulation?
Cellulose insulation is 85% recycled paper fiber.
The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) claims that insulating a 1500 ft2 house with cellulose will recycle as much newspaper as an individual will consume in 40 years. If all new homes were insulated with cellulose this would remove 3.2 million tons of newsprint from the nation’s waste stream each year.
Just like all insulation materials are not created equal, not all cellulose insulation products are created equal. We install cellulose from National Fiber. You can visit the National Fiber website by clicking HERE.
Cellulose is safe, effective and also environmentally friendly
The energy required to produce cellulose is 10x less than fiberglass. The cellulose manufacturing process uses electricity and releases virtually 0% CO2 into the atmosphere. All excess product is vacuumed up and re-used.
Cellulose insulation is treated for fire retardency and is given a Class 1 fire safety rating.
The densely packed nature of cellulose eliminates air channels, slowing the ability of air to infiltrate or your home, or warm air to leave.
Cellulose can be dense packed from the interior or exterior of the home, or loose-filled in attics
Blown cellulose can be installed in new or existing structures. It is popular in retrofit applications because existing wall finishes are not removed to install the insulation. It is favored in attic applications because you can blow unrestricted depths of cellulose to achieve deep coverage with very little labor.