Cellulose insulation is the best type of insulation to keep your home cool in the hot summer months and warm during the cold winter months. It’s eco-friendly too. Here are a few reasons why you should consider using cellulose insulation today.
1. Insulation is rated on the R-value (resistance to thermal conduction). Dense packed cellulose is usually installed using air so there are no gaps present. High installed density measuring about 3.5 pounds of material for every cubic foot ensures there is no settling.
2. Movement of heat is through convection which means that cellulose installed in the higher densities removes movement of air through convection.
3. When installed in high densities, cellulose also blocks the transfer of radiant heat.
4. Insulating your home with cellulose ensures silence compared to those insulated with fiber. Cellulose is known to prevent the transmission of sound.
5. Cellulose contains 82% recycled content. Glass fiber manufacturers indicate about 50% recycled content.
6. Cellulose in high-density prevents movement of airborne moisture. Minerals (borates) found in the insulation prevent the growth of such organisms thereby ensuring longevity and durability.
7. Cellulose protects the building components by dispersing any moisture in the air.
8. Producing a pound of cellulose insulation takes up 750 BTUs which is lower compared to the production of a pound of foam insulation that takes up 30,000 BTUs.
9. Cellulose insulation is not hydrophobic so it can manage moisture by blocking it from passing through and condensing on the cooler surfaces.
10. Cellulose insulation is ideal because it can fill voids and gaps on irregular objects such as plumbing, wiring and framing materials in the walls and attics compared to foam insulation.