Green Fiber Cellulose Insulation is made with 85% recycled paper and 15% fire retardant like borate. It is thick, dense, and clumpy, with a consistency resembling down feathers. The best part about it is that it can fit in enclosed areas like walls easily and can effectively mold itself around structural elements like wires and ducts which are usually found both in walls and attics.
It is proven that cellulose insulation has better thermal and noise-canceling benefits as compared to other insulation materials.
Cellulose insulation for homes is sourced from cellular plants like carrots, apple trees, corn cobs, and Sisal. For commercial purposes, it is sourced from cellulose wood and recycled paper-like recycled newspapers, cardboard, waste office paper, and other paper products.
Owing to its environmentally friendly composition, it is safe to assume that this is the best green insulation material available on the market.
Contractors pick materials like loose-fill insulation; blown-in insulation; blown-in fiberglass or fiberglass batts while insulating attics. In the case of enclosed walls, blown-in cellulose insulation is the most effective and budget-friendly option.
PROCESS OF INSTALLING INSULATION
There are two types of cellulose insulation, loose-fill, and spray foam. Loose-fill is dry and is used for open walls while installing the latter type, moisture is introduced into the spray which aids the cellulose to stick to the wall.
In the case of walls in fully furnished homes, to avoid mess and unnecessary expenditure holes are drilled into the plaster or drywall to put in cellulose insulation with a blower nozzle. For blown ceiling insulation in attics, cellulose insulation is always blown in a direction parallel to the joists.
- Densely packed bundles of cellulose are put into the insulation blower. Rotating prongs at the bottom of the hopper fluff up and fill in air into the cellulose.
- It is then put into walls through long and flexible tubes.
- The cellulose insulation then fills the cavities or makes a coating over the existing insulation. As a best practice, no pressure is applied to the cellulose and it settles over time.
- The walls are re-plastered and painted for a clean and new look.
WHY CHOOSE GREEN FIBER INSULATION
- Loose-fill cellulose insulation settles around and takes shape around structural elements like wires commonly found in walls and attics.
- It is relatively easier on the pocket with a good R-value of about 3.5 per inch as compared to fiberglass’s R-value of 2.2 to 2.7 per inch.
- It can be easily put into finished walls with minimum mess and expense.
- Cellulose insulation has good immunity against insects and vermin as it is treated with borates.
- Green Fiber Cellulose Insulation offers better resistance to airflow compared to fiberglass, hence is the best insulation for the home.
- Because of its high density, cellulose insulation provides noteworthy noise control.