Cellulose Insulation - Fire Resistant, Thermal Resistant, Sound Absorbent.
Sort through the confusing claims about cellulose insulation. Know the facts before you insulate.
MYTH: Fiberglass is a better insulator than cellulose.
REALITY: Studies show cellulose insulated structures use 26% less energy!
MYTH: Cellulose settles and doesn't insulate as well over time.
REALITY: When properly installed by trained contractors, settling is eliminated. The spaces in your walls are filled completely and fully, leaving no room for settling, and no loss of r-value or insulating.
MYTH: Cellulose is nothing more than recycled paper.
REALITY: Cellulose insulation is made from recycled news print and other wood fibers. It is shredded and treated with a fire retardant and a fungicide. It is safe, clean and non-alergenic.
Dense packed cellulose insulation not only insulates, but also stops air leaks through the wall cavities, something fiberglass batts cannot do. And, since cellulose is made from recycled newsprint, it is green, non-toxic and affordable. Save energy with blown insulation!
The bottom line: Cellulose Insulates Better.
All residential structures contain large amounts of wood. Cellulose insulation is the only wood-based building material that is always treated for fire retardancy. This makes cellulose insulation one of the safest materials used in home construction.
MYTH: The chemical added to cellulose insulation will corrode wire and plumbing.
REALITY: When in contact with steel, copper, aluminum or galvanized materials, cellulose insulation is determined to be non-corrosive per ASTM C-739.