Why Cellulose Insulation is Better than...
On episode 50 of the "On The Job" web series, Larry Janesky, owner and founder of Dr. Energy Saver,... Watch Video
Watch the video to see how cellulose insulation outperforms fiberglass insulation.
Cellulose insulation is sprayed or blown into walls, conforming to cavities to create a tight thermal barrier that provides superior comfort and helps save on energy costs. In comparison, fiberglass batts often leave gaps and voids that result in poor insulating performance.
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This customer was having the siding of the home redone, and wanted to add insulation beforehand. The crew carefully removed the siding taking caution not to cause damage to the existing siding so they had an area to work with. Once the siding was removed, holes were carefully drilled into the home to make room for the hoses required for the cellulose insulation. Once the work was completed, the crew placed wooden plugs into the holes drilled and sealed them. The crew then carefully replaces the siding.
This Owego, NY customer was lacking insulation throughout the attic. We proposed to dense pack the floor of the attic so it could still be utilized for storage. We carefully removed the floor and dense-packed our TruSoft cellulose beneath the floorboards. We also air sealed the attic, ensuring that air the homeowner pays to heat and cool is not escaping the house. 2 inches of closed-cell spray foam was also sprayed into the rim joist of the basement, and we encapsulated the basement by laying down a vapor barrier and spray foaming the barrier to the wall.
This homeowner wanted a warmer attic in the winter, cooler during the summer. Adding blown TruSoft cellulose insulation to the attic will do this for the customer. 12 inches of blown in cellulose insulation was done here.
All types of building insulation can be considered to be "green" products because they save energy, reducing harmful carbon emissions that result from burning fossil fuels. But our unique Tru-Soft™ cellulose insulation belongs in the category of "super-green" insulation materials because it contains up to 85 percent recycled paper - materials that would otherwise be dumped in landfills.
The reclaimed paper is processed in grinding machinery that creates a fluffy, lightweight material with insulation value as high as R-4 per inch. Tru-Soft™ cellulose requires significantly less energy to manufacture than fiberglass insulation. Manufacturing fiberglass for a home consumes six times more energy than manufacturing cellulose to insulate the same home at the same R-value.
Our cellulose insulation is manufactured using a unique, two-stage process that injects both dry and liquid fire retardants to saturate the cellulose fibers. The result is an exceptional insulation with a Class 1 fire safety rating that meets and often exceeds stringent fire safety standards, helping to keep you and your family safe.
Our cellulose insulation also limits the amount of oxygen which can support a fire. The borate solution used to treat the insulation for fire retardancy also makes it resistant to mold and insects. Cellulose does not contain dangerous substances commonly found in building materials, including formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and glass fibers.
Attic solution. Our Tru-Soft™ cellulose insulation offers an affordable and effective way to upgrade attic insulation. Treated to resist combustion, insects and mold, it can usually be blown into place on top of existing attic insulation.
Tru-Soft™ cellulose referred to as loose-fill or blown cellulose can be applied using blowing equipment. This technique is often used to insulate attics. One worker feeds cellulose into a hopper and blower unit that supplies shredded cellulose through a long hose to another worker in the attic space.
Our cellulose insulation can also be blown into wall cavities and other enclosed spaces. This application technique calls for 2-in.-diameter access holes to be drilled into the cavities, so that a small application nozzle can be inserted to inject the insulation. Because cavity-fill applications typically demand greater air pressure and a denser application, this technique is sometimes referred to as dense-pack cellulose. Access holes are plugged when the job is complete.
A third application technique, called wet-spray cellulose, is designed to apply cellulose insulation into open cavities found in new construction. Water and (in some cases) a liquid adhesive or binder compound is added to the dry cellulose during the application process. The level of wetness must be controlled so that the material is sticky but not so saturated that it will settle or fall out of place.
If you have an uncomfortable home or rising utility costs, call the insulation experts at Foam It Insulation today. Our home insulation experts will provide you with the quality solutions you need to ensure that your home is as comfortable and energy efficient as possible. Call us today at 1-607-260-3044 to schedule your home insulation inspection and free estimate. We proudly serve Vestal, Owego, Apalachin, Jackson, Greene, Kirkwood, Conklin and surrounding areas.