Blown Insulation

Blown Insulation - Walls - Attics - Floors - Celings

Blown cellulose used in the ceilings and walls. Cellulose was sprayed into the walls and cellulose insulation was blown in to the ceiling after netting was installed tight. the walls are sprayed before drywall. if the drywall is already installed we would drill and blow in cellulose from the outside or the inside of the home.

Blown Insulation is a very effective way to stop air infiltration and ultimately heat loss. Cellulose insulation is the  best performing blown insulation on the market today. There are multiple ways that cellulose insulation can be installed. Here are some of the most popular

Types of Blown Insulation

  • 1) Blown insulation (also called a retrofit insulation or an insulation upgrade) in this method, we drill through the existing walls from either the outside or the inside of the home or building. If the exterior walls are drilled, there may have to be siding removed. Aluminum siding pieces can either be cut out and replaced, or drilled and plugged. Both are effective. The drill and plug system are more cost effective, but there visible plugs in every wall cavity of the home. When the aluminum Is removed, this takes more time in labor, but looks better. So you really need to decide which is more important. Many home owners choose to drill and plug, because they plan on upgrading the siding in the future. If vinyl siding is on the existing building, a piece can be removed where the holes are to be drilled. Once the insulation is installed, the holes are plugged and the vinyl siding is reinstalled (like no one was ever there). If wood siding is on the home, this will have to be either drilled or removed and replaced. There is some risk that the pieces will crack. So it is good to know that and try to locate some replacement pieces for the project in case some are damaged in the removal process.
  • 2) Loose fill Insulation - for new or existing structures, this method is where an open attic floor is covered with an even covering of cellulose. Code requires all ceiling recessed lights to be ICIP Insulation protected cans or led as to reduce the risk of overheating. If you are installing lights, please keep this in mind. If you are not sure, we can take a look for you.
  • 3) Dense packed insulation - in situations where proper ventilation is not possible, the cavity is packed with cellulose to eliminate condensation from occurring. Condensation happens when cold meets hot. If this happens in an area where there is dead air space this could be a problem because there would not be a way for it to dry out easily. But when those areas are dense packed, there are no dead air space areas and no need for air chambers to dry the condensation that isn't there (such as where insulation settles in sloped ceiling cavities)
  • 4) Spray Insulation - where cellulose is sprayed to stick inside the wall cavities of new construction or demo/remodel open wall cavities. This is a very effective method because the cellulose is sprayed with a light mist of water causing it to stick to itself and everything it touches without settling.

Cellulose insulation is the most effective and the most cost effective blown insulation for keeping energy costs down. It also helps keep your home comfortable and safe because it's made from recycled newspaper. Cellulose is great for sound dampening, fire resistant, it prevents mold and mildew, and keeps out insects and rodents.

The R-Value of Cellulose is 3.8 per inch giving you an R-13.3 for 2x4 wall cavities and an R-20.9 on 2x6 walls.

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