Blown-in insulation provides a dense, effective barrier against heat loss that is also among the greenest insulation options. It offers a low impact on the environment while providing immediate energy savings when installed in attics, walls and hard-to-reach spaces.
Proper installation is a must for blown-in, or loose-fill, insulation. Special equipment and safety measures are required to ensure long-term performance.
In addition to being a mostly recycled product, cellulose blown-in insulation includes fire retardant properties. It also resists insects, rodents and mold and forms a good sound barrier. For more information about Sound Insulation, click here.
|Fiberglass Blown-in Insulation||Cellulose Blown-In Insulation|
|Composition||Very fine glass fibers||Plant-based fibers, such as treated newspaper & cotton|
|Recycled Content||None||Up to 85%|
|R-Value||R-8 (3″) to R-60 (27-1/4″)||R-8 (2″) to R-60 (18-3/4″)|
Remember, the higher the R-value, the higher the insulation power. The R-value for your home is based on regional recommendations from the U.S. Department of Energy.
USI offers a variety of products with noise-reduction properties. For more information about noise reduction through Sound Insulation, click here.