Cellulose Insulation’s high-density, interlaced natural fibers result in an effective R-value. Independent comparison studies by various institutions are upholding the longheld belief that cellulose significantly outperforms other insulations.
Engineers found that cellulose reduced air infiltration by 38% versus fiberglass, while the cellulose structure needed 26% less energy to heat. After a nine hour, overnight heat loss test, the cellulose structure was seven degrees warmer than its fiberglass counterpart. The difference can be attributed to both the manner of installation and the real world R-value performances of the two materials.
Cellulose insulation is sprayed or blown into walls, where it conforms to cavities and surrounds wiring and other obstacles to create a tight, monolithic thermal barrier. Fiberglass batts, on the other hand, must be cut and pieced together, leaving gaps, voids and areas of compression.
Comfort You Can Hear
A quiet home should be relaxing and serene. Cellulose Insulation quiets a home better than fiberglass by reducing air infiltration through wall cavities. Cellulose completely fills the intended space making it difficult for sound to pass. Unwanted noise affects comfort, concentration and behavior. By insulating the interior walls of a home you will be able to enjoy the comfort of participating in different activities simultaneously throughout the building without the associated noise. Cellulose Insulation’s sound control is also ideal for businesses and multi-family homes.
Because sound is often airborne, it will follow the same paths as air infiltration. The sprayed-in-place Cellulose Insulation creates a monolithic barrier, sealing off voids and gaps that could easily transmit sound. Because of its high-density and seamless coverage, Cellulose Insulation contributes to an excellent STC rating.
The fibers of cellulose insulation are much finer than mineral fiber blowing wool. When cellulose is pneumatically installed it takes on almost liquid-like properties that let it flow into cavities and around obstructions to completely fill walls and seal every crack and seam. No fiber glass or rock wool material duplicates this action. Liquid-applied foam plastics do, but they cost much more than cellulose.
Comfort You Can Enjoy
With Cellulose you can have true peace of mind knowing that you received true value. Tests conducted by a fiberglass manufacturer reveal that the actual performance of batts can be 14% to 45% less than their labeled R-value when gaps and voids associated with normal batt installation are considered. With cellulose insulation, you receive the insulation performance you paid for.