When it comes to home insulation, blown in cellulose insulation is a common choice for New England homeowners. At A Plus, our team of insulation experts prefers cellulose insulation over most other kinds of home insulation, particularly fiberglass and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation, for a variety of reasons. Let’s review the advantages of choosing cellulose for your home project in Manchester, Keene, and beyond.
What Is Cellulose Insulation?
The vast majority of cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspaper that’s been treated with borate (borax) to be flame retardant.
Cellulose insulation is usually installed in two different ways: loose fill or dense pack.
Loose fill cellulose is often used to insulate open attic areas. The cellulose is then allowed to settle, without additional pressure, until it reaches its natural density.
Dense-packed cellulose, on the other hand, is usually blown into wall cavities or floored attic spaces with high air pressure.. The insulation is packed tightly into a confined space and unlike loose fill, it doesn’t settle and it can stop air movement unlike fiberglass insulation, which just filters air..
What Are the Advantages of Cellulose Insulation?
Cellulose insulation has a number of benefits compared to other insulation types, including:
The cost of cellulose attic insulation or dense-packed cavity or wall insulation is significantly more affordable than spray foam insulation, meaning the investment in your home performance will pay for itself much sooner via reduced ongoing energy costs.
Effective sound barrier qualities
Cellulose insulation can be packed denser than fiberglass, giving it superior soundproofing capabilities compared to both fiberglass and closed cell spray foam and stopping air movement.
Because cellulose insulation is made with around 80% recycled newspaper, it’s a very environmentally friendly “green” option compared to other insulation types like spray foam.
Your Blown In Cellulose Insulation Contractor in Manchester, NH
Looking for a cellulose insulation contractor near you that you can rely on to properly insulate your home without charging you an arm and a leg? For more than 20 years, A Plus Energy Services has been helping homeowners in New Hampshire improve their indoor comfort and reduce monthly energy costs through home performance upgrades like insulation, air sealing, and more.
The best way to get started with your insulation upgrade is with a home energy audit! Our audits will uncover exactly where your home’s energy efficiency is weakest and where improvements are needed. And we can help you determine if your home qualifies for up to $4000 in energy improvement rebates!