What is Cellulose Insulation?
Cellulose insulation offers a variety of benefits and is a very popular insulation choice. There are a few kinds of cellulose insulation, but all offer the same great coverage, R-value, and more. Read on as Valley Insulation details each kind and provides some overall strengths of cellulose insulation.
Types of Cellulose Insulation
This type of cellulose is typically best used for insulating already existing walls & attics. To install, a hole is made in the drywall near the ceiling, large enough to fit the hose for blow-in insulation. The wall is then filled with the dry cellulose and the hole is sealed.
As the name implies, spray-applied cellulose is applied also by a hose, but with some moisture added. The moisture will allow the cellulose to stick to whatever surface it is applied to, which makes it suitable for use on unfinished walls. Because the moisture helps the insulation stick, the insulation is better able to seal and cover the area, providing better overall insulation. The cellulose must be allowed to dry for 24 hours before it can be covered.
Stabilized cellulose insulation is typically coated with a kind of moisture-activated adhesive. This insulation is best suited for sloped surfaces because of the adhesive.
This cellulose insulation is applied like the others. In order to reduce dust on installation, a dust dampener is applied, like an oil or other chemicals. While this makes installation a bit easier and reduces the need for dust masks, it does not affect dust levels in the home much after installation.
Why Choose Cellulose Insulation?
The benefits of cellulose insulation are largely due to its composition. Being made from shredded, recycled materials, rather than coming in pre-formed batts, cellulose is able to cover more area than fiberglass batting. It generally seals more space, which reduces the chance for moisture, air, and sound to travel into and through walls. This reduces heat loss, the chance for mold or fungus growth, environmental noise, and the spread of fire. It is also treated to deter pests and rodents from taking up residence in your walls.
Cellulose insulation is also easier to install and is not necessarily more expensive than fiberglass. It works well for new, unfinished spaces, and for existing walls.
Cellulose Insulation with Valley Insulation LLC
Valley Insulation will be happy to install your cellulose insulation for new construction, an existing residence, or for a commercial job. Give us a call at 513-353-4100 and let us know what you’re working on. We look forward to hearing from you!