More to Know About Cellulose Insulation
You may have heard about the growing popularity of cellulose insulation and its many energy saving benefits such as reducing your carbon footprint, lowering your heating and cooling costs, and providing quality sound control. Here are a few more things to know about this effective insulation choice:
- It has a Class 1 flame spread rating and contains active fire-resistance materials to provide durable and excellent fire resistance.
- It is resistant to mold growth and works to dissipate moisture for moisture management.
- It does not contain asbestos or formaldehyde.
- It is ideal for insulating older homes, adding R-value, and filling gaps over existing insulation.
- It is safe to touch and won’t irritate unprotected skin.
- It won’t settle in sidewalls but will settle in attics until it reaches a stable density, similar to other blown insulation. All thermal performance testing is done at the settled thickness.
Cellulose insulation is available in two primary forms. Loose-fill cellulose is often used to insulate attics. Stabilized cellulose insulation is used to protect your entire home including sidewalls.