Blown Cellulose Insulation Near Portland, Vancouver, Salem, Eugene, and RoseburgBlown cellulose insulation gets its name from the fact that it is installed by being blown into attics and wall cavities. This process gives your home the R-value it needs while providing a thick layer of insulation. Not only is this type of insulation easy to install, but it is also incredibly efficient and environmentally-friendly. In fact, cellulose insulation is created from recycled materials such as dated newspapers and old waste paper that would otherwise be thrown out. These materials are made into a thick, fluffy insulation material that holds an R-value of R-4 per inch. To increase the fire rating for this type of insulation, a non-toxic borate solution is used to treat the insulation which actually gives the material the highest fire safety rating possible, a Class 1. This treatment also makes insulation resistant to harmful elements like insects and mold. In addition to adding cellulose insulation or replacing your existing fiberglass insulation, if your attic is drafty and requires duct sealing to keep the warm or cool air in the ducts or air sealing to keep any unwanted air out of the attic, our team can help with that too.
Contact Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver for Cellulose Insulation
For a more energy-efficient home in the Western Oregon and Southwest Washington areas, cellulose insulation is a great option. At Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver, we can install cellulose insulation in your walls or attic in no time. Just give us a call at 541-485-2282 or contact us online to schedule an evaluation. We offer many types of insulation and other home energy solutions.
Frequently Asked Blown Insulation Questions
- How thick should blown attic insulation be?
- It depends on the material blown in. We recommend blown-in cellulose as it takes up less space to get the same R-value as fiberglass, plus animals do not nest in cellulose like they do in fiberglass. The R-38 level is the minimum to do, and when using cellulose is 10.5 inches, yet fiberglass is 14.5 inches!
- Is rolled insulation better than blown?
- Our clients are surprised when we tell them fiberglass, whether rolled or blown, is not the best insulating material. Rodents and birds love to nest in fiberglass. It really is just an air filter; it is slowing down the air moving through your attic. Blown-in cellulose is made from recycled newsprint; it is treated with borate to prevent animals from nesting in it, and it also has a fire-retardant material. Blown-in cellulose in your attic puts a “blanket” in there that is much more effective and efficient that fiberglass.