Cellulose insulation is a type of insulation that is composed of recycled newspapers. Cellulose insulation appeals to the environmental concerns of many homeowners. As with fiberglass insulation, cellulose insulation comes as loose fill. It can be blown or dense packed into nearly any space and is often blown over the top of existing insulation in attics.
Properly installed cellulose insulation can completely fill gaps between wall studs without falling out and reducing airflow. To achieve your desired insulating value with a small environmental impact, consider cellulose insulation.
Cellulose Insulation differs from other insulation products in its composition. Composed almost entirely of recycled newspaper, cellulose insulation is a great, cost effective way to maintain your home’s temperature and it uses recycled products.
Cellulose insulation is a loose product that is blown into the desired space. When installed, cellulose insulation completely fills all areas of an attic or other space to insulate all nooks and crannies. Since cellulose is manufactured from paper, the product is treated to help resist mold, repel pests and slow the spread of fire.
Cellulose insulation can be added to other dense packed spaces including:
- garage ceilings under heated areas (where there is a room above a garage)
- interior walls for sound control
- exterior walls to keep out hot or cold air
- between floors for sound control
- upslope areas in attics
”At EcoLogical Insulation we use Greenfiber brand cellulose insulation because it offers “insulation products endowed with multiple environmental benefits produced in a virtually waste-free manufacturing process."