Advantages of Cellulose Insulation

Benefits of Cellulose Insulation

Homeowners know that a comfortable home means a sufficiently insulated home. Insulation keeps your homes temperature regulated especially when the weather outside is extreme. It keeps cool air in on hot days and hot air in when’s it’s freezing outside. Not only does insulation keep the climate of your home regulated, but it also helps to keeps costs of utility bills down.

There are many different kinds of insulation on the market that claim to get the job done when it comes to insulating your home. There is spray foam insulation, mineral wood, fiberglass and more. While many of these may get the job done, there’s one that’s proven to do a better job in comparison to all other variations. When it comes to choosing the best insulation for your home cellulose insulation is the only choice.

What is Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose is a type of insulation that’s made up shredded newspapers, as well as plant fibers. The materials are then milled into tiny milling waste and then treated with boric acid so that it can become flame retardant. It is then sprayed into the walls and roof cavities of the home.

The Four Types of Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose insulation comes in four main varieties which includes the following:

·         Low Dust Cellulose has a small percentage of utilizing oil or dust dampener with their materials. The insulation itself creates minimal dust particles in the air during installation, but wearing a dust mask is still a good idea.  

·         Spray-Applied Cellulose is basically a regular cellulosic mixture, but with the added element of water and a moisture retardant. The end results are then sprayed onto a new wall construction.

·         Dry Cellulose is the type of loose fill insulation that you’re most likely to see in many residential homes.  

·         Stabilized cellulose features a tiny amount of water, considerably less than that used in spray-applied cellulose that activates a form of adhesive when the materials are mixed together.

The Advantages of Cellulose Insulation

There’s no question that this type of insulation provides the best thermal performance by preventing radiant, conductive and convective heat loss. It fits snuggly into tight corners and around poles and pipes, which means fewer air pockets can form making it harder for heat to escape.  

In addition to a well insulated home, there are other advantages that you will experience when you use cellulose insulation. For one, you will see a noticeable decrease in the amount of energy you use. Using cellulose installation is also more environmentally friendly compared to other types of insulation. Since it’s made from clean and recycled elements that are then returned to their fibrous state, you’ll have a much smaller carbon footprint on the environment.

Using less energy can also equate to paying a smaller utility bill. The long term savings you can accumulate by using cellulose insulation is quite considerable. Also cellulose insulation is made to be fire resistant and mold resistant with added pest control which makes it safer for homes as well as people.

And lastly, if you live in a multi level home then this type of insulation can also double as sound insulation. So you can reduce the noise that passes through between rooms as well as from outside. The choice is clear; cellulose insulation is the best. Your home and your family deserve the best.      

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Doug Rye
 New Home Design
Ultimate Energy
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