Insulate Naturally with Cellulose Insulation
Cellulose insulation is manufactured from material prepared from natural wood based fibers and treated chemically so that it meets federal standards for flame resistance and the ability to resist corrosion. Generally, recycled newspapers constitute the basic raw material for cellulose insulation.
Our insulation can be installed easily in most parts of the house. The main sites are attic floors, crawl spaces and sidewalls. The ease with which cellulose can be installed makes it a prime candidate for retrofit attics. Cellulose loose fill can be blown in which makes it easy to install from one location.
Attics. In an attic, cellulose compares more favorably with fiberglass and rock wool because of its higher thermal protection (R-value) per inch. When fiberglass loose fill materials are installed, there can be a problem with “fluffing” where it appears to have added thickness. “Fluffed” fiberglass means lower R-value protection than expected.
Sidewalls. Cellulose can be used in old uninsulated wall by drilling the wall, blowing in the cellulose and then plugging up the hole. In new construction, cellulose can be installed in the same manner to get a higher R-value than would be achieved by mineral fiber batts.
“R” = Resistance. Insulation effectiveness is measured by its resistance to heat flow either flowing out in winter or flowing in during the summer. The measurement of this effectiveness is called an “R” rating. The higher the “R” rating of your home the more efficiently it uses fuel and energy.
GreenFiber is environmentally safe. Cellulose is a natural fiber made from milled newsprint coupled with non-hazardous fire retardant. It contains no asbestos, fiberglass, formaldehyde or mineral fibers.
It’s lightweight. By careful selection of stock and blending of chemicals, the density is maintained at 1.1 pounds per cubic foot. This allows for greater thermal protection at less weight.
High R-value. Insulation has but one job to do: slow down the flow of heat from one area to another. The greater the R-value, the better the insulation. Our insulation has a higher than most types of insulation materials. It gives you greater protection with less material.
It’s non-corrosive. Our insulation will not adversely affect any known type of building material.
It helps dissipate moisture. The millions of microscopic air cells in our insulation helps dissipate moisture by evaporation before it can collect to damage framing members, plaster or paint.
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