Cellulose is an environmentally friendly option that is also a smart building choice.
Cellulose is an efficient, non-toxic and affordable alternative to fiberglass that is a “Green” choice for our customers. It is made of recycled newsprint that is ground into a lightweight material and chemically treated with non-toxic borate compounds to create fire resistance. Cellulose insulation is:
- Non-irritating to skin
- Repellant of insects and vermin
It can be used in new or retrofit applications and also does not adversely affect other building materials.
Wall Spray Application
We use a wall spray application to insulate open stud cavities, which are often found in new constructions or in remodeled homes and businesses. Wall spray cellulose:
- Offers superior performance in air sealing
- Is one of the best ways to stop sound transmission
- Remains one of the most sought after insulation methods in the marketplace
- Makes your home or business more comfortable and ultra-quiet
The cellulose has a built-in dry adhesive/binder component that, when mixed with water, is activated and allows the insulation to stay in place inside the wall cavity. We then shave it off the face of the studs so that your walls are ready to finish.
Loose Fill Application
We use a loose fill application to install cellulose into new or existing attic spaces, and it is a great way to achieve the recommended R-value in these spaces or in unconditioned areas. We can also use a process called “Dense-Packing” to blow the cellulose into existing walls using a drill and fill approach. This can help lower your energy bills and also help with air sealing. In addition, we can include a netting to help keep sound transmission at its lowest level.
An Environmentally Friendly Choice
Cellulose is made of up to 85% post-consumer recycled newsprint and is produced with a manufacturing process that releases virtually zero CO2 emissions. Choosing cellulose decreases waste in landfills and also reduces jobsite waste, because we can vacuum the excess material for re-use. It also requires less energy than fiberglass to manufacture.
Cellulose does not contain asbestos, formaldehyde or fiberglass and it helps keep raw materials and natural resource usage to a minimum. It is clearly the “Green” choice.