The type of insulation you choose to install in your home can make a big difference when it comes time to pay your energy bills. While these products might cost more than conventional insulation initially, the economical difference can be seen when it’s time to pay the energy bills.


Cellulose insulation is made up from recycled newspapers, and can be used for insulation in any building. It is non-toxic, so it does not emit any chemicals or toxins into the air. Boric acid is added to the cellulose to resist mold growth, fire, moisture absorption, corrosive action or paper degradation.

How it Works

  • Cellulose insulation is wet-sprayed into wall studs or attic trusses of new construction, a method that provides a seamless bond with the surface it is sprayed onto, and will not settle after drying.
  • Dry cellulose can be blown into existing walls, attics, and floor spaces.
  • Cellulose has been shown to hold up over time, has superior thermal and air infiltration properties, and is an effective sound barrier.

Where It Can Be Used

  • Cellulose is most effective in new buildings or additions, because it is wet sprayed.
  • In existing buildings, dry cellulose is installed by drilling holes into the exterior siding and blowing it into the stud spaces.
  • Also, dry cellulose can be blown into the attics of new or existing buildings.

Environmentally Friendly

  • Cellulose insulation is manufactured by processing old newspapers which is more energy efficient than manufacturing fiberglass insulation. When manufacturing fiberglass insulation, sand and glass are melted in a gas-fired furnace, which takes an enormous amount of energy.
  • Cellulose a quality insulation that has been on the market for more than 50 years. It can be purchased and installed at a low cost, and can reduce energy bills by 40%, as compared to fiberglass insulation.

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