Cellulose is made from recycled newspaper and contains boric acid, which acts as a fire retardant and insect repellent. The cellulose is soft and has a cotton-like feeling. We typically use cellulose to insulate the attic and exterior walls of a structure. The cellulose loosely fills crevices and up to 60% of an attic’s floor space. Cellulose is dense packed to insulate the exterior walls and to limit air infiltration.
Using cellulose insulation will reduce the amount of air that escapes your home. This means you will be able to keep heat inside your home during the winter and cool air inside during the summer. Your energy bill will be reduced as a result, saving you money by cutting heating and cooling costs year round.
Spray foam not only stops air and moisture infiltration, but protects against mold, pollutants, and keeps dust and pollen out of your home. The foam has an R-value of about 6.0 per 1 inch thickness, depending how it is applied, which allows for more insulation using less material.
Spray foam is a much more efficient insulator than fiberglass, which only reaches an R-value of 3.5 per inch. The foam is sprayed and then expands and hardens, which adds to the strength of the structure. We typically use spray foam to insulate an unfinished basement because it attaches to almost anything.
There are many advantages to using spray foam insulation in your home. You can have significant heating and cooling savings every month, in some cases by up to 50%. It also improves your home’s energy efficiency by using your HVAC equipment less often thanks to spray foam’s air sealing qualities. It adds resale value to your home should you choose to sell.
Spray foam reduces the amount of allergens, pollutants and moisture entering your home as well as the danger of respiratory distress and chance of mold growth. It helps improve indoor air quality, ideal for allergy sufferers
Your family will be warm in the winter and cool in summer. The risk of drafts and hot or spot colds will be reduced by using spray foam. It can also help minimize airborne noise from external sources and noise from within your home. Finally, spray foam can deter pests and critters from living and nesting in your home.