Many of us remember climbing into the attic as children. Maybe you were snooping for hidden Christmas gifts, but instead you may have found long rolls of fiberglass insulation covering the floor. That first impression of fiberglass rolls has stuck for many of us, but that is only one type of insulation. In today’s blog, the pros at Valley Insulation will discuss another type of insulation called blow-in insulation. Read on to learn what it is and how it is used.
What is Blow In Insulation Made Of?
The term blow-in insulation refers to the process of filling stud or joist cavities or covering attic floors with loose insulating material. While there are a variety of materials that can be used, including styrofoam pellets or loose fiberglass fibers, the most common material used for blow-in applications is cellulose. Made from recycled newspaper, cardboard and other wood-based materials that are treated to make them fire and mold resistant, blow-in insulation is a favorite among homeowners who prefer green products.
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Advantage of Blow-In Insulation in Existing Structures
When we think of adding insulation to an attic, we may envision hauling long rolls of fiberglass up the ladder and unrolling them to form an uninterrupted blanket across the attic floor. This can be a difficult process, especially if your only access point is a small hatch atop a steep ladder.
Blow-in insulation offers a much faster way to significantly improve attic insulation. In just an hour or two, an insulation pro from Valley Insulation can blow a thick blanket of cellulose insulation covering the entire attic floor by means of a single hose run through the attic hatch.
Blow-in insulation has also simplified the process of insulating existing, closed-up walls. Instead of ripping off exterior siding or interior drywall, the technician from Valley Insulation can drill two holes, one near the ceiling and one near the floor, and use an insulation blower to force loose-fill insulation material into each wall cavity. The holes are then filled and painted to match existing walls.
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Let Valley Insulation Do the Job Right
As we have seen, from the use of recycled material to the simplified application techniques, cellulose blow-in insulation offers many advantages. If you are considering improving the thermal barrier in your home with advanced insulation, choose the experts at Valley Insulation.
The professionals at Valley Insulation have been providing skilled and trusted service for more than 35 years. To learn more about blow-in insulation, and see if it is the right way to insulate your home or business, contactValley Insulation today.