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What Exactly Is Cellulose Insulation?

At Oliver Heating & Cooling, we offer a variety of residential insulation services including attic insulation, basement insulation, crawl space insulation, garage insulation, and more. While you may think all insulation is created equal, it’s not. One of our most popular types of insulation is cellulose and our insulation experts are here to explain what it is and why you may want it.

Cellulose vs. Fiberglass

Cellulose insulation is a smart alternative to fiberglass insulation – while fiberglass insulation comes in pre-formed batts that are tucked into open areas, cellulose insulation actually is sprayed or blown into walls. This means it will conform to corners and crevices better than batts will and it will create a better barrier against drafts. Best of all, cellulose insulation can be installed over existing insulation to increase the energy efficiency of your home.

Types of Applications

At Oliver, there are three different types of cellulose insulation applications for your home. First, it can be blown into large spaces like attics to create a fluffy area of protection for an entire room. It can also be blown into smaller areas like wall spaces or enclosed cavities. This is a denser application and provides a more concentrated area of protection. Lastly, cellulose insulation can be wet-sprayed into open cavities so that it creates a stickier application. This technique is often used for new construction.

A Green Option

Cellulose insulation is made from 75%-85% recycled paper fiber and 15%-25% fire retardant material, making it one of the most environmentally friendly insulation options on the market. In addition, it takes very little energy to actually produce cellulose insulation, so you can choose it knowing that you’ve made your home a greener place.

If you’re interested in a cellulose insulation application for your home, give our insulation experts a call today. We’ll set up an appointment and have it installed as quickly as possible.

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