Blown-In Cellulose Insulation
Cellulose comes mostly from recycled fibers and is produced in factories that are energy efficient themselves. Cellulose is probably one of the oldest types of building insulation still on the market today. It is considered a green material as it is made of recycled cardboard, newspaper, sawdust and other material leftovers. When treated with the proper flame retardants, it can be a very inexpensive insulation to use.
How is Blown-In Cellulose installed?
Advanced Green Insulation, Inc. installs cellulose insulation is used in retrofitting MA homes by blowing the cellulose into holes drilled into the tops of the walls. It can also be blown into a new wall construction by using temporary retainers or netting that is clamped in place then removed once the cellulose has reached the appropriate density. This form of application does settle as much as 20% but the stated R-value of the cellulose is accurate after settling occurs. In addition, a dense-pack option can be used to reduce settling and further minimize air gaps. Dense-pack places pressure on the cavity, and should be done by an experienced installer.
What are the benefits of using Blown-In Cellulose?
Cellulose insulation offers many benefits. The cellulose comes mostly from recycled fibers and is produced in factories that are energy efficient themselves. This process is good for the environment and saves healthy trees from being cut down. Installation is easy with equipment that is simple to use and free to rent in many cases.
- Sound Insulation
- Mold and pest control
- Long-term cost savings