Cellulose vs Fiberglass
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About Cellulose Insulation
Modern Cellulose insulation dates from the 1920's and came into general use during the post World War II building boom. Cellulose insulation was used extensively in electrically- heated homes during the 1950's, as it was the only insulation that made them affordable to heat. It is an established, time-proven building material.
Cellulose insulation has been mistakenly regarded as a fairly low-tech material. In fact, with the new, light density mills, chemical pulverizers, and electronic bagging systems that became available in the 1990's (all currently in use at National Fiber), the cellulose process technology is actually quite sophisticated.
Cellulose insulation has been proven in numerous industry sponsored (as well as government and third party sponsored) tests to be at least 40% more effective as both a thermal insulator and a sound barrier than fiberglass. In fact, at temperatures below freezing, the thermal effectiveness of fiberglass falls precipitously, while cellulose maintains its effectiveness.
Cellulose is less expensive to install than fiberglass. Cellulose provides significant, on-going savings vs. fiberglass on the cost of home energy. Cellulose insulation is environmentally friendly, as it is made almost entirely of re-cycled materials; the production process for fiberglass requires huge amounts of energy.
The Environmentally Friendly Choice
Performance. Comfort. Safety. These are reasons enough to install Cellulose insulation. But there is another reason that is often overlooked -- when you choose Cellulose, you help protect the environment.
Cellulose insulation is made from 80% post-consumer recycled materials. Also, manufacturing our insulation uses one-fifth the energy required to make fiberglass24 and generates one-fifth the carbon dioxide25 (for a typical home, insulated to the same R-value).