Cellulose insulation is sprayed or blown into walls and attics, conforming to cavities to create a tight thermal barrier that provides superior comfort and helps save on energy costs. In comparison, fiberglass batts often leave gaps and voids that result in poor insulating performance.
All types of building insulation can be considered to be "green" products because they save energy, reducing harmful carbon emissions that result from burning fossil fuels. But our unique cellulose insulation belongs in the category of "super-green" insulation materials because it contains up to 85 percent recycled paper - materials that would otherwise be dumped in landfills. The reclaimed paper is processed in grinding machinery that creates a fluffy, lightweight material with insulation value as high as R-4 per inch. Our cellulose requires significantly less energy to manufacture than fiberglass insulation. Manufacturing fiberglass for a home consumes six times more energy than manufacturing cellulose to insulate the same home at the same R-value.
Our cellulose insulation is manufactured using a unique, two-stage process that injects both dry and liquid fire retardants to saturate the cellulose fibers. The result is an exceptional insulation with a Class 1 fire safety rating that meets and often exceeds stringent fire safety standards, helping to keep you and your family safe. Our cellulose insulation also limits the amount of oxygen which can support a fire. The borate solution used to treat the insulation for fire retardancy also makes it resistant to mold and insects. Cellulose does not contain dangerous substances commonly found in building materials, including formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and glass fibers.