Cellulose is made from recycled newsprint and other recycled paper, and treated with nontoxic fire retardants, cellulose insulation has been a tried and true method of insulating homes for decades. Its excellent sound insulating properties include its ability to provide an effective 1-hour fire rating, a high R-Value per inch and is very cost effective for the savings you are going to see from it.
We offer 2 different kinds of cellulose whether you have an existing home or are in the process of building a new home or building. With either method we can incorporate closed cell spray foam to get an air barrier. We can seal or flash the walls or ceiling of an attic to fill any hole where air can leak through.
Method 1 – Wall Spray
Wall Spray is actually sprayed into the wall cavity. It is possible to inspect the product before the drywall is hung being certain that the entire cavity is completely filled. This process eliminates voids making your home more energy efficient and comfortable year round.
Method 2 – Dry Blow In for Attics
Air infiltration and convection currents are the two primary causes of home energy inefficiency, and the ceiling is the largest single source of home energy loss.
Blow-in insulation provide you with a far greater ‘effective R-value’ than fiberglass – it also virtually eliminates irritating, abrasive, airborne glass fiber particles, giving you peace of mind regarding your indoor air quality. These facts, combined with the fact that fiberglass insulation has been declared potentially carcinogenic by the World Health Organization, (and must by law carry a cigarette-style cancer warning label), means that the healthy, safe choice for your home is cellulose.
Ways to tell if you need an update to your insulation
The best way to check if you need a topping off is to look in your attic and measure the existing insulation. If you have less then 19 inches of fiberglass or 13 inches of cellulose you could really benifit by adding to the existing insulation. This will reduce air infiltration and enhance the performance of the existing insulation in your home.
Other ways to check
- Utility Bills are high
- Rooms in your home often feel drafty
- Snow melts off the roof quickly
- Furnace or air conditioner runs constantly
- Outside noise is easily heard inside
Not sure which insulation is right for your building? Click here to see pros and cons of all our insulation types!