Cellulose insulation is one of the greenest products on the market today and will allow you to make a positive contribution to the environment without sacrificing performance. Save money on utility bills and keep your family warm and comfortable, safe in the knowledge you have made the smart choice. Cellulose insulation can be blown into your attic or cathedral ceiling and injected into wall cavities.
The Myth: Cellulose insulation is a fire hazard.
The Reality: Numerous standard tests (ASTM E119 and NFPA 286) prove that cellulose is the most fire-resistant insulation commonly used in residential construction. In several demonstration burns, structures insulated with cellulose have remained standing while identical structures with fiberglass burned to ashes. Fiberglass can actually increase the oxygen supplied to a fire.
The Myth: Cellulose insulation promotes mold growth
The Reality: Under the right conditions mold can grow on anything, but all the widely reported cases of serious mold contamination of insulation have involved fiberglass. Because of its superior moisture handling capacity and its ingredients, mold does not grow well on cellulose insulation.
Getting the Value for your Money...
cellulose has the lowest cost per square foot per R-Value
Everyone knows that properly insulating a house or building will save on utility costs. But not all insulations are created equal. Cellulose insulation performs best even under the most demanding of conditions where there are extreme differences between inside and outside temperatures.
When comparing the price of cellulose to other products, it is important to compare the extra benefits, such as sound insulation and the environmental benefits. Cellulose Insulation has the lowest cost per square foot per R-Value.
When Cellulose is used, it creates a 100% seamless seal, which makes a home up to 36% tighter than fiberglass. With its higher density and ability to seamlessly cover and fill those difficult spaces like pipes, electrical wiring and other mechanical areas, you are getting an excellent barrier to air flow, excellent sound insulation and excellent insulating properties even in the most difficult environments.
“Going Green” is about Facts...
cellulose takes less energy to make than any other insulation material
These are the key “Green” facts about Cellulose insulation. Don’t be fooled into thinking that all products are “green” just because they say they are - check the facts.
1. Cellulose has the largest amount of post-consumer recycled content in the industry - up to 85% recycled newspaper. Paper is the largest component of landfills and producing Cellulose insulation diverts waste from the landfills thus saving valuable space.
2. Cellulose takes less energy to make than any other insulation material. In green circles this is known as “embodied energy” which is the energy required to transport raw materials and the energy used to make the final product. Fiberglass, the most widely used insulation, has 10 times more embodied energy than cellulose.
3. Making cellulose insulation from newsprint prevents the release of greenhouse gases such as methane, which is released as newspaper decomposes in landfills.
4. Cellulose insulation has an R–value of R 3.8 per inch, this R-value remains consistent. Unlike fiberglass insulation which actually looses R value in extreme temperatures, resulting in the least performance when you need it the most.
"Blown Cellulose Insulation is simply the best choice for your attic".
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