Are you looking to reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint? Then, blown-in cellulose insulation may be the perfect product for you. 

Made from recycled newspapers and other paper products, cellulose insulation is exceptionally environmentally friendly. In fact, cellulose insulation can be made of up to 85% recycled materials, and it requires less energy to manufacture than other types of insulation. But don’t let its “green” reputation fool you. 

Cellulose also provides the highest R-value per inch of any insulation product, providing an effective and affordable solution to your residential insulation needs. 

Blown-in cellulose is the perfect insulation for finished homes that don’t want to go through a remodel. Like foam-injection insulation, blown cellulose can be installed through existing drywall with minimal intrusion. 

The experts at EnergySmart are ready to handle all of your insulation needs. If you’re looking for an environmentally safe form of insulation for a finished home or new construction, contact us today for a free quote!

Benefits of Blown Cellulose Insulation

  • Eco-Friendly: Made from 85% Recycle Materials
  • Energy-Efficient: Highest R-Value per square inch of any insulating material
  • Reduce Electric Bills: Relaxes need to run your HVAC system as highly.
  • Class 1 Fire Safety Rating: Treated for fire retardancy.
  • Pest Resistant: Cellulose keeps away cockroaches and bugs.
  • Mold Resistant: Resists moisture buildup.
  • Sound Reduction: Reduces noise that can pass between walls.
  • Affordable Cost: Labor is more affordable than most forms of insulation installation.
  • Unintrusive Insulation: It can be blown into existing attic spaces and walls.

What Is Blown-In Cellulose Insulation?

Blown-in cellulose insulation consists of cellular plant products, such as paper, wood, or blow-in fiberglass, that are densely packed and installed using a special blower tool. Cellulose mostly consists of recycled materials–giving it a high eco-rating–and has the consistency of feathers or clumpy sand. 

Cellulose is a popular choice for existing homes with little to no insulation, as it can be installed without ripping out the drywall. Thanks to its consistency, it is effortless to spread and form in tight spaces, creating a dense layer of insulation between exterior home components. 

Despite being made of cellulose products, cellulose insulation is treated for fire retardancy and given a Class I fire safety rating. These products also naturally repel pests, making them a great choice in any home. 

Most cellulose insulation is used for attics between flooring joists or installed in existing walls with no prior insulation. One downside of cellulose is that it tends to collect at the bottom of spaces, leaving gaps at the top of walls and joists if improperly installed. For this reason, it’s important to have professionals install cellulose, as they will have access to the proper equipment for this task. 

How Is Blown-In Cellulose Installed?

Cellulose is blown in and can be installed directly into your wall or attic cavity using a specialty blower machine. Using a wet mix of water and the cellulose, the blower compacts the cellulose into the empty cavity space, helping it stick and fill in any open crevice. Since cellulose is naturally a loose and light product, it still allows for some airflow and sheds moisture, eliminating any concerns of mold or degradation.

The Smart Choice for Finished Homes

Blown-in cellulose is the perfect insulating material for finished homes that don’t require a full remodel. As an environmentally-friendly option, cellulose is the smart way to insulate finished homes, save money on utility bills, and reduce your carbon footprint.