Cellulose insulation is an environmentally friendly choice for thermal insulation. It provides warmth in the winter, as well as helps keep a home cool in the summer. Additionally, it helps suppress noise, keeping your home comfortable in more ways than one.
Effective and environmentally responsible insulation
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycled newspapers? Sometimes, it turns into insulation.
Cellulose insulation is made using recycled materials from local sources, low-energy manufacturing, and short-haul transportation. In short, it’s perhaps the most environmentally responsible insulation type on the market.
Similar to blown-in fiberglass insulation, cellulose is blown in with a machine. Like other types of insulation, properly installed cellulose insulation keeps your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while effectively lowering your heating and cooling bills by up to 22%.
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Benefits of Cellulose Insulation
Keeps your family comfortable all year round
Most importantly, cellulose insulation helps keep your home cool during the summer and warm during the winter. This means that you and your family will feel more comfortable inside your home all year long.
Can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 22%
Because cellulose insulation helps your home maintain its internal temperature, this means your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work overtime. Not only that, it also means it would take less time for your home to reach that ideal temperature. Less work for your heating/AC units means lower energy bills!
Helps minimize airborne noise
Cellulose insulation’s density makes it effective in reducing levels of percussion in your home by absorbing the vibrations and reverberations from inside and outside. Simply put, it minimizes unwanted noise, such as water running through a pipe or cars passing through your neighborhood in the middle of the night.
Naturally fire resistant
Cellulose insulation is over 50% better at resisting fire than most other common types of residential insulation. Cellulose contains active fire-resistant materials. In addition, its density is two to three times greater than fiberglass, giving it more fire-blocking ability.
Cellulose insulation is not only fire resistant, but also moisture resistant. This means that it has a lower risk of getting moldy and ineffective. Also, unlike fiberglass, it is treated so that it is not edible to vermin.
Quick and easy installation process
Because cellulose is blown in, it’s much easier and quicker to install than dealing with rolls that need to be cut to size and carried around. It also doesn’t contain skin-irritants, making it more pleasant to handle. Additionally, cellulose blown over existing insulation.
Cellulose insulation is made of up to 85% recycled material. It’s also safer to breathe in than some alternatives because it’s free from unhealthy substances like formaldehyde and asbestos.
The manufacturing process that turns newspaper into cellulose also uses a fraction (about 1/5) of the energy it takes to make alternative forms of insulation.
In addition to utilizing low-energy manufacturing, our cellulose supplier, Greenfiber®, sources its materials locally and operates using short-haul transportation.
Blown-in cellulose insulation
Installing blown-in cellulose requires the use of specialized equipment such as a blower machine, available for rent from certain suppliers.
To avoid any mishaps, it’s best to contact a certified installer who specializes in this type of insulation.
Insulation for multiple areas in your home
Installing cellulose insulation in your attic can help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer by trapping pockets of air, minimizing how much warm or cool air can escape your home. Plus, its moisture-resistant properties reduce the risk of mold and water damage.
Cellulose can be used for unfinished walls when building. The added layer of protection improves a home’s comfort levels all year long. Because of its great acoustic insulating properties, it can really help with noise reduction. It’s also suitable for retrofit installations, meaning that it can be blown into fully-built homes.
Blown-in cellulose is easy to install in tight and unusual spaces, especially in areas filled with obstacles. Additionally, it protects pipes and HVAC ducts from freezing temperatures in the winter, preventing damage and conserving energy.
Trust the experts. Call Cameron Home Insulation today!
If you live in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia, Cameron Home Insulation should be your first choice when it comes to selecting the best insulation service for your home. We are an independently owned and operated contractor that has been in the full-service home insulation business for four generations and have expertise in the installation and removal of cellulose insulation.
Call 443-290-5182 for more information about our top-notch cellulose products and professional services.
Is it time for an upgrade?
We recommend that you first inspect the attic area of your home to determine if more insulation is required. If you can see loose fill between the ceiling joists or exposed batts, this means that it’s time to upgrade your home’s insulation. Additional signs that you may need an insulation upgrade include:
A steadily climbing heating/cooling bills
Drafts or inconsistent temperatures
Ice dams forming on the roof
Water leakage or signs of water damage
Tell us what your home needs and we’ll be happy to make recommendations at various price points.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I insulate?
In order to drastically increase energy efficiency while creating a comfortable living environment for you and your family, we recommend insulating and air-sealing the entire home, from the attic to the basement, and every area in between (crawl spaces, exterior walls, interior walls).
How much does cellulose insulation cost?
The cost of cellulose insulation will depend on which type it is and how much of it is needed. Also, the amount of manual labor needed will also determine how much the entire service will cost.
To get the best estimate, an expert installer would have to inspect and measure the area, as well as asses which type and hope much cellulose insulation it will need.
Can I get a free quote?
Absolutely! Call us today at 443-290-5182 to receive a free quote.
Our experts will help you weigh your options and make sure you get the best solution with your budget. First, at no cost to you, we inspect your home to see what kind of work it needs. Then, we present you with options and help you choose the best one for your needs.
Whether your home insulation installation project is big or small, you can count on us to complete it in a way that leaves you fully satisfied.
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Can I install cellulose insulation myself?
Making sure you have the correct type of cellulose insulation takes intense research and some precise calculation, especially for a first-time DIY installer. First of all, fiberglass insulation mainly comes in its blown-in form. Additionally, there are several variations of these products to suit specific projects and building codes.
Cellulose installation requires equipment rental. While some retailers provide rental services, their fees will vary. If you were to install cellulose insulation yourself, it’s best to keep in mind that not only would you have to calculate the quantity of cellulose product into your total cost, but you would also have to incorporate rental fees.
The safest bet is to trust your local experts. As previously mentioned, we’ve been in the industry for many years and we always use the best quality tools and materials. Also, we use proper installation techniques to get the job done right. Learn more…
What is R-value?
R-value is defined as a measure of thermal resistance or ability to transfer from hot to cold through materials (such as insulation, walls, and floors.) The higher the R-value, the thicker the insulation and the more comfortable your home will be.
It’s important to note that R-values vary across insulation materials. Blown-in cellulose insulation generally has an R-value between 3.2 to 3.7 per inch for attic insulation and 3.8 to 3.9 per inch for wall insulation.
WHAT R-VALUE DOES MY HOME NEED IN ORDER TO BE COMFORTABLE DURING A HARSH WINTER?
Generally, a home’s ideal R-value depends on what region of the country it is located in, as well as which areas of the home the homeowner plans to add insulation. For example, according to the Maryland Department of Energy, exterior walls should have an R-value ranging between R-13 and R-23, whereas for ceiling and attic areas, the range goes from R-38 to R-49.
It’s best to talk to an expert to get your home’s specifics.
WHAT TYPE OF INSULATION DO I NEED?
Again, this depends on where you plan to install insulation and your region’s building codes (i.e. required R-values). Please refer to the previous question.
When is the best time to insulate?
While it’s common for homeowners to insulate in preparation for a hot summer or a cold winter, it’s always a good idea to prevent a spike in energy bills before they happen. The fact of the matter is, while one’s home may already have insulation installed, many forms of insulation don’t last. In order to maintain their efficiency, many forms of insulation eventual replacing.
In worse cases, some homeowners only think about replacing their insulation after the underperforming insulation has already damaged other parts of their home (i.e. a pipe burst after being exposed to freezing temperatures).
Luckily, professional insulation contractors install insulation all year round. If you live in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area and you’re not sure whether you need to replace or upgrade your insulation, call 443-290-5182 to speak to one of our experts. Don’t worry, a consultation is free!