Saving Money with Blown-in Cellulose Insulation
Blown-in cellulose insulation is made from recycled paper, and is sprayed into the wall cavities of your home, forming a seamless insulation system.
It completely fills around obstructions, such as wiring and pipes, without leaving voids or gaps.
Due to its recycled content and potentially higher energy and acoustic performance, cellulose is more environmentally preferred than fiberglass.
At R-3.6 to R-3.8 per inch, cellulose insulation is considerably better than most mineral fiber wools.
A study compared fiberglass insulation and Applegate Cellulose Insulation in attics. Both started at R-19, but fiberglass started to lose its effective R-value as
temperatures dropped to just 32 degrees. It went on to lose up to 50% as temperatures continued to drop. Applegate Insulation, however, not only maintained its R-value,
its insulation effectiveness actually increased to more than R-20 as temperatures were lowered below -18 degree Fahrenheit.
Other benefits of Applegate Cellulose Insulation are fire retardancy, the absence of airborne glass fiber particles and good sound control. Applegate Cellulose Insulation is also made of up to 85% American recycled materials, making Applegate one of the greenest insulations.
Many of the properties of Applegate Cellulose Insulation which result in fire resistance and a reduction in air infiltration also contribute to Applegates' superior performance in abating airborne fibers and sound.
Regardless of the age of your home, we're confident that you'll agree that Applegate is your insulation solution. Applegate Insulation is the sustainable solution to your home energy, sound control and safety needs.
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Cellulose Insulation and Existing Homes
Chances are good that your home could benefit from blown-in cellulose insulation being added to your attic and walls.
Many homes have inadequate insulation...often none at all in older homes! Or, your attic may be insulated with fiberglass that is doing a poor job.
If needed, Applegate can be easily applied over existing insulation on walls, attics and basements. It is also highly effective when sound proofing is needed.
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratories found that capping loose-fill fiberglass insulation with Applegate not only adds R-value, it actually restores the
effective R-value that fiberglass insulation loses during cold weather.
Many homeowners of existing homes will benefit with insulation in their walls. A simple, quick inspection by an insulation professional is all that is needed to
determine whether your home would benefit from additional or replacement insulation.