Cellulose insulation is ideal for increasing energy efficiency in existing residential and commercial structures.
Cellulose insulation is a loose-fill product that can be used in enclosed walls and attics to increase energy efficiency in an existing structure. It is an ideal option for retrofits where it would be impractical to remove walls or siding to put in batts. At 31-W Insulation, we use only quality cellulose insulation materials from trusted, reputable insulation manufacturers.
Loose-fill blow-in cellulose insulation is most commonly made from waste paper products that have been recycled, so it is a great option if you are looking for an eco-friendly insulation material. There are several different products on the market to choose from, and we will always take the time to provide you with a comprehensive explanation of the cellulose insulation products we use, so you can make an informed decision.
6 Interesting Facts about Cellulose Insulation
Making a decision about any improvement to your home means reaching the good, the bad, and the ugly so you can be confident you know everything there is to know about your chosen course. Here at 31-W Insulation, we have built a reputation since 1972 for being upfront and straightforward about the insulation choices we offer to our customers. All products have advantages and drawbacks, so it is important to understand the various products completely. We also think there can be some interesting facts that are fun to learn about. Here are some you might not know about cellulose insulation, one of the many choices we offer.
- It takes the equivalent of 40 years of one person’s newspapers to create enough recycled newspaper to insulate one average-sized home with cellulose insulation.
- Even with more dependence on digital formats, there is still plenty of excess paper to feed the cellulose insulation industry. We still produce more than 1 million pounds of paper every 10 minutes! Incidentally, that’s enough for more than 1,300 homes each hour.
- A million tons of paper waste doesn’t go into our landfills each year because of the cellulose insulation industry.
- The process of making cellulose insulation is more energy-efficient than manufacturing other types of insulation.
- Cellulose insulation is exceptional for preventing sound transmission, so you’ll have a quieter home in addition to lowered heating and cooling costs.
- While all loose-fill insulation products can settle over time, when cellulose insulation is installed appropriately, it won’t settle below the intended R-Value.
One of the questions that we often get asked about cellulose insulation is whether it is a fire hazard, since it is made from paper. The answer is that while the paper would be combustible, it is treated with a Class I fire retardant so that it remains completely unaffected and will not ignite.
We offer our cellulose insulation as part of our building material products for contractors serving residential and commercial customers, and we also handle the sale and installation of this insulation to homeowners. We have 48 locations in 12 states with our own fleet of trucks handling the distribution of cellulose insulation from the manufacturers to our locations. If you would like to know more about this product or any of the insulation and other building materials and services we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us.