Improving your home’s insulation is an effective way of reducing energy costs and increasing the comfort of your entire home. And nowadays, insulation can be more than just fiberglass. There are different types of insulation, each with its own benefits.
Blown-in cellulose insulation, for one, can greatly lower energy use by reducing cooling and heating needs.
Blown-in insulation is a type of insulation used by contractors to cover attic floors. This loose material has a great insulating R-value. While there are different materials homeowners can use, such as loose fiberglass fibers or Styrofoam pellets, cellulose material is still the most popular choice.
Made from used cardboard, newspaper and other wood-based materials, blown-in cellulose insulation is often treated with boric acid and other chemicals to make it mold- and flame-resistant.
Blown-in cellulose can be more costly than other options, but the savings it can give to homeowners outmatch the initial installation costs. The money homeowners will save on energy costs will accumulate quickly in the coming years.
Apart from the financial savings, blow-in cellulose is more efficient than its fiberglass counterparts. Fiberglass batts have seams. Blown-in insulation uses a loose fill that is a seamless, rigid layer of insulation. This makes it perform better than fiberglass with the same R-value.
Our professionals at WMGB Home Improvement can help you choose the best home insulation option to keep your home comfortable. We are committed to giving our clients the best possible service and the finest materials.
We proudly serve Lansing and Grand Rapids, MI. We offer other services apart from insulation. We can help with your window or door replacement needs, or with your glass block requirements. Call us at (616) 328-6625 to learn more about our services.