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Cellulose insulation can be a very eco-friendly insulation option, since it is made from almost two-thirds recycled paper. It does require some careful handling though; so, you will need a professional cellulose insulation contractor. At Orr Industries, we are highly experienced in using this versatile material. We do not have to go around calling ourselves the best local insulation contractor, because our record speaks for itself. You only have to speak to any of our satisfied customers to find that out.
What is cellulose insulation?
Cellulose insulation is made out of recycled paper, most often newsprint but also sometimes card and other bits of paper. It can come in two forms: wet and dry. It undergoes a chemical treatment before being used.
What are the advantages of cellulose insulation?
Cellulose is considered an eco-friendly option. Should it need to be removed, it is also a lot easier to recycle or decompose. It is flame retardant, mold resistant and inedible for pests.
In some cases, cellulose is treated with a binder to make sure that it settles in place during installation. The R-value, a measure of insulating power, is around 3.2 per inch. It can be used either wet or dry. So, if there is an area where a pipe or other obstruction is in the way, the wet product can be blown in for a much better fit. Because of the increased density, you don’t need as much as you would with other methods. You could also use it dry, and it can be placed on top of your existing insulation were necessary.