The benefits of cellulose insulation are notable. It strikes the perfect balance with high-performance and cost.
Cellulose has an R-value of about 3.8 per inch, and the density of cellulose also makes it a superior sound barrier. In addition, it is a recycled product, and has very low embodied energy, making it very environmentally friendly.
Our method of spraying or injecting cellulose into cavities at high densities ensures that it achieves a tight air barrier, without the voids or gaps of conventional insulation. This air barrier also blocks the flow of moisture, since airflow accounts for 98% of moisture transfer, ensuring your home will be resistant to rot, mold, and condensation-related problems.
The cellulose fibers are impregnated with naturally occurring fire retardant borates. This makes cellulose insulation more fire-resistant than fiberglass and foam, but also safer than almost any other material in the building.
The Advantages of Cellulose Insulation over Fiberglass Are Dramatic:
- Tests confirm that cellulose provides up to 40% better thermal and sound performance than fiberglass
- Cellulose remains effective at blocking heat transfer at temperatures below freezing, while the effectiveness of fiberglass drops substantially
- Cellulose is made primarily from recycled material, making it better for the environment, and requiring far less energy than the production of either fiberglass or foam products
- Dense-packed cellulose eliminating gaps and voids left by traditional fiberglass batt insulation