From rock wool to cellulose insulation, there are a lot of different insulation types to pick from. If you want something that is eco-friendly consider hiring a cellulose insulation contractor.
Cellulose insulation is made from about 75% recycled newspaper and waste paper that's ground into a lightweight material. It's free from toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, unlike many other building materials out there.
If you’re interested, we can provide you with insulation made of cellulose. This type of insulation can improve both comfort and energy efficiency, so it may be worth the minimal effort. Reach out to our team for more information on how we might be able to install this product in your home.
What You Need To Know About Cellulose
You might also be considering whether cellulose insulation or other types of insulation, such as fiberglass. There are two main types of cellulose materials.
Blown insulation is a dry material that you blow into places like your attic or enclosed spaces. Spray insulation, on the other hand is dampened and sprayed into open walls. Both types of insulation offer similar R-values, with 3.5 per inch for blown and 3.7 per inch for spray
There are many different types of insulation materials. What are the benefits of cellulose?
Affordability. It’s cheaper than spray foam insulation.
Soundproofing. When packed tightly, wood cellulose is a better option than fiberglass for soundproofing.
Energy efficiency. Cellulose insulation will reduce heating and cooling bills considerably.
Fire-resistance. Cellulose is treated with a borate, a chemical that helps prevent fire from spreading.
Cellulose insulation may cost more than fiberglass, but they have a high R-value during installation. The issue is that quality might negatively change over time due to the material settling and sagging. Celluloses also absorb moisture really easily so make sure it isn't one of your only insulation options.