Blown in cellulose insulation

Blown in cellulose insulation

Blown-in cellulose insulation is chunks or pellets of insulation which is blown or sprayed into walls, attic and floors by an installer using a large hose. A large machine outside churns the chunks and uses air to blow them through the hose. Blown-in cellulose insulation consists of recovered or recycled newsprint, cardboard, office paper and is treated with a fire retardant. The R-value of cellulose Insulation ranges from 3-4 per inch range.

Blown-in cellulose Insulation is the choice for any type of remodel where walls are being opened up and for attics with open joists containing wiring, piping, venting, etc. Blown-in cellulose Insulation will fit better and more completely in the areas around any obstacles and hard to reach areas.

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Blown-in cellulose insulation is a compound that must be done by a professional as it requires special machinery to install and is not recommended to be done by the Do-It-Yourself-er’. With blown-in insulation there it is less likely to find moisture seeping in and about no chance rodents can find their way through it.

While blown-in insulation is more expensive normally, it can be installed more quickly and efficiently than ‘batt and roll’ insulation which requires wall removal rather than just a hole needing to be patched upon completion. So, taking into consideration the scope of the whole project, it may be relatively equal in terms of cost.