For years, fiberglass insulation has been the standard for homeowners who want to insulate their attic from the heat, but blown-in cellulose insulation is increasing in popularity. Cellulose insulation is comprised primarily of recycled paper material from sources such as newspapers, along with fire retardant materials. The cellulose insulation is dampened to make it sticky before it is blown into the area that is being insulated. When installed properly, cellulose insulation adheres to surfaces, creating a strong, airtight bond that offers effective insulation. From energy efficiency to longevity and durability, there are a whole host of reasons why people choose to insulate their spaces with blown-in cellulose insulation in Ontario:
- Energy efficiency: One of the most notable qualities of cellulose insulation is its environmental friendliness. The material itself is almost completely composed of recycled paper materials. Compared to fiberglass insulation, cellulose insulation uses well over twice the amount of recycled material in its production. It is the least polluting and most energy efficient insulation material available. In fact, it takes about 10 times as much energy to produce fiberglass insulation as it does to produce cellulose insulation!
- Health and safety: Fiberglass is a material that has numerous health and safety concerns associated with its use. When people come into direct or even indirect contact with fiberglass insulation, they might experience issues like skin rashes and irritation, redness of the eyes, throat and nose soreness and stomach irritation or nausea. In addition to the individual health risks that fiberglass insulation poses, it is also considered threatening to public safety. During building demolitions and the process of disposing of fiberglass insulation material, it can cause widespread health and safety issues. Cellulose insulation, on the other hand, doesn’t have any adverse health or safety risks or concerns associated with its use in homes and other construction.
- Durability: While insulation might do a great job when it’s brand new and freshly installed, the true test is how your insulation performs over time. As years go by, fiberglass insulation might lose its efficiency due to rot, decay and mildew and become less effective at keeping out heat during the summer or retaining warmth when the weather turns colder. Cellulose insulation in Ontario does not support the growth of fungus or mold, which means that it will not deteriorate in the same way that fiberglass does. Not only that, but cellulose is also non-corrosive to copper, steel and aluminum, which means that you don’t have to worry about damage to building materials that come into contact with blown-in cellulose insulation.
Ditch the fiberglass insulation and give blown-in cellulose a try with help from our team at Chase Insulation. We have decades of experience working with residential and commercial clients to provide them with lasting and effective insulation solutions. Our team of trained and experienced professionals can help with the removal of your outdated or inefficient insulation, in addition to the installation of new insulation. Give us a call today for assistance from one of our certified installation contractors.