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Blow-in Insulation

Blow-in insulation is the popular When it comes to attics. It comes in cellulose, fiberglass and mineral wool with compatible R-values.

The material used for blow-in locks the heat inside. One contributes to the green environment also with blow-in insulation.

It saves energy without harming the environment. This has fire resistance properties too. The fire-resistant element is highly required in attic. Fiberglass which is hard to ignite is a supporting element protecting the building in case of fire.

It demands proper installation by professionals with special equipment and safety measures.

Blow-in insulation is the popular When it comes to attics. It comes in cellulose, fiberglass and mineral wool with compatible R-values. The material used for blow-in locks the heat inside. One contributes to the green environment also with blow-in insulation. It saves energy without harming the environment. This has fire resistance properties too. The fire-resistant element is highly required in attic. Fiberglass which is hard to ignite is a supporting element protecting the building in case of fire. It demands proper installation by professionals with special equipment and safety measures.

Blown insulation is a popular insulating product, widely used in residential applications. Usually available in two compositions (cellulose and fiberglass), the products deliver satisfactory results in the attic and roof cavity. Both compositions have comparable R-Values when installed, but the cellulose product has slightly higher R-Value. At the same time, cellulose has a tendency to settle, and this has a long-term effect on R-Value. Undoubtedly, there are upsides and downsides to each of the products – although a professional installation will assure the optimum in performance. 

Blown insulation products are manufactured to be fire resistant. With cellulose, the product is treated to impede fire from spreading. With fiberglass, the product itself is hard to ignite, mainly because of the glass fibre. Needless to say, the fire resistant element is particularly desirable for a space like the attic. As such, blown insulation is also recommended for “topping up” the existing insulation in the attic (provided the existing material is clean, dry, and uncontaminated). Clearly, this approach makes for a cost effective option when attic insulation requires enhancement.

Benefits

  • It’s economical due to significantly low cooling cost and extended life of HVAC equipment
  • It provides more comfort by reducing the outside noise, lowering attic heat and controlling inside temperature.
  • Attic insulation allows smart usage of attic as an extra room.
  • Mineral wool blow-in insulation is always a better due to its moisture absorbing capacity. It never molds and remains intact even in the presence of water.
  • It is easy to install in comparison to other types of insulations.

Did you know this?

  • Though higher the R-value, higher the insulation power, your need of R-value depends on your region.    
  • If one is looking for return on investment through property, then adding loose-fill insulation is the way that can fastest cover its cost through savings on energy cost.
  • The performance of loose-fill insulation is higher than batts of same R value as it is a monolithic layer of insulation.
  • Cellulose and fiberglass both are from recycled materials which are shredded newsprint and recycled glass respectively.