Cellulose Spray Insulation Video Content
Hi this is joseph Wolf, We’ve had another great day here insulating another smart customer's home with cellulose spray insulation. I want to show you something that not a lot of people have necessarily seen, but cellulose is made of recycled newspaper. It has boric acid, which is found in common I cleaners, like Visine. It has borax, which is a common household soap. With those and recycled newspaper, (I take a bite), it's the greenest of the green.
So now that we've insulated this home I wanted to show you a couple things. Cellulose is installed at almost 3 pounds per square foot. So, as you can see, there's no room for selling. As I tap on this wall, I feel that it's somewhat firm but not hard. So it's still a little bit soft but firm. Cellulose, when it’s sprayed, sticks to the side walls, and the plywood, the wiring, the plumbing, and everything that it touches for the life of the home.
Cellulose spray insulation is guaranteed not to settle and it's guaranteed not to mold or mildew. It’s also in a Class 1 fire rating. You can see another video that I've about a fire test of cellulose insulation. That video will show you that cellulose insulation actually withstands the penetrating forceful heat of a torch as I hold it in my hand.
One of the greatest things about cellulose insulation is it stops air infiltration. And that's the big deal. R-Value does not cover air infiltration. R-Value measures what happens when heat from outside is forcing its way through a specific insulation material to the inside of the home. What it does not cover is air infiltration. And that is such a significant part of what we do.
We stop air infiltration. Air filtration is what generally what causes heat loss. So by stopping their air infiltration we allow the home to hold a constant temperature. Whether you wanted a cool room, or warm, or very warm. (Some people like it very warm.) Either way it won't take a lot of energy to maintain that climate in that room when you use cellulose spray insulation.
Lastly, as I said, not only can I eat it, but with fiberglass insulation when you turn on the heating inside of a home little glass particles are floating around inside your home for the life of the home. I mean you can get rid of a lot of it through changing your air filters and whatnot, but you'll notice that there are still little glass particles floating around in your home. With cellulose you eliminate those dangerous particles that are harmful for your respiratory system and you give yourself a green product made of recycled newspaper (TREES).
I think that's a very smart choice for this home owner when they chose to go with cellulose spray insulation. I've used it personally in my home and it has greatly reduced my Heating & Cooling costs.
One other thing I'd like to show you is what we do up at the top of the walls. We do a spray treatment along all top plates. We do it in the basement, floor plates, and we also do it above the top plates. Right where the air chamber goes down into the soffit we place a bag in there and staple it firmly. Then the thickness of the wall gets sprayed at the top of the wall. So if a driving wind comes and pushes, it's not going to throw the insulation away and cause gaps to occur which can cause icicles to form in those areas