Cellulose Insulation – the Greener Choice

Is cellulose insulation new?

Cellulose has been around for 60+ years. With increased awareness about being environmentally responsible and reducing energy costs and the ease with which it can be installed in hard-to-reach areas, homeowners, architects, engineers and builders have discovered that cellulose is a superior approach to traditional glass or mineral fiber insulation.



Which Kind of Insulation Is Best?

Insulation is rated in terms of thermal resistance, called R-value, which indicates the resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. The R-value of thermal insulation depends on the type of material, its thickness, and its density. In calculating the R-value of a multi-layered installation, the R-values of the individual layers are added.



Why Insulate a Garage?

Even though garages are typically the largest un-insulated room in the house, garage door insulation is often overlooked. Insulating your garage door is a very wise answer to rising costs in heating and utility bills.



Attic Insulation what to know?

It is important to consider insulating your attic however there are important things to consider such as:

Cellulose vs. Fibreglass.

Cellulose is the insulation of choice.  Fibreglass is good, too, but it has a lower insulative value. Cellulose is made from recycled materials, is fire resistant  class-1 fire rating thanks to its treatment houses that catch fire burn slower with cellulose installed than with fiberglass. Cellulose provides better sound insulation than fiberglass Рhomes are less noisy with cellulose.

Fibreglass is a suspected carcinogen and carries a hazard warning label. Cellulose is much near benign. Many fiberglass installers “fluff” the fiber with extra air, so you don’t get as much insulation as you’re supposed to. This trickery can’t easily be done with cellulose, and certainly not to the extent that as with fibreglass. Fibreglass settles much more than cellulose, like a box of cereal. So over time you actually get fewer inches of fiberglass than you paid for resulting in more heat loss to your attic.

Attic Ventilation.

Ventilation might seem like a minor consideration, but when done properly, it can extend the life of your attic, insulation, roof structure and shingles saving you hundreds of dollars in repair costs.

In the summer, hot, moist air in the attic can effect roof sheathing and cause shingles to deteriorate. A hot attic also makes a home more difficult to cool, results to over worked air cooling and in added energy costs.

In the winter, heat loss in an attic melts snow and can form ice dams at the roof edge. Water can back up under your shingles, wetting, damaging, insulation and eventually the structure of the roof itself. Ice dams can even cause leaks inside your home, resulting in drywall damage. Mould also flourishes in humid attics.

Drafts & Air Leakage

Ensure exhaust venting is insulated, pot lights are protected, electrical wires & fixtures are sealed to prevent drafts and heat loss to attic. It will also help prevent the establishing of mould growth caused by moisture.

Attic insulation with proper ventilation and sealing drafts etc. provides you more comfort and will save 30-40% in energy bills.

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