"Thank you for a great job. I will be sure to recommend you to all of my friends. I was extremely pleased with your professionalism and competence. You made me very comfortable and happy with my life long purchase" - G.M., Southington, CT
"Excellent workers, very polite and did a wonderful job." - B.Q., West Hartford, CT
"I was very impressed with the job and clean up, it was excellent." - E.C., New Britain, CT
"Your company was very prompt on arrival, very professional and courteous. I look forward to many years of benefit of fuel saving cost and comfort of my home that your company provided with material and workmanship." - P.D., Wethersfield, CT
"I was very impressed with your prompt response, professional presentation, attention to detail and your knowledgeable explanations for the work you do." - J.R., Chester, CT
"The cellulose insulation has made such a difference. The temperature stays constant and the furnace burns much less frequently. I am really glad that your company chooses to deal with cellulose exclusively and that it is healthier for everyone involved. Thank you and keep up the great work." - E.N., Forestville, CT
"Thank you so much for insulating my home. I woke up for the first time this morning in cold weather without shivering." - A.S., Chester, CT
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Cellulose insulation has several advantages when compared to other forms of insulation. The most important advantage of cellulose insulation is its high thermal resistance. It is also the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly insulation available.
The thermal resistance of insulation is measured by R-value. R-value measures the ability of insulation material to resist heat transfer at a specified thickness. Products with a higher R-value can produce the greatest energy savings when properly installed. Cellulose insulation has a higher R-value per unit thickness than most comparable mineral fiber insulation materials including fiberglass.
In the winter of 1989-90 the University of Colorado School of Architecture and Planning tested the performance of both cellulose insulation and fiberglass in a real world setting. Researchers found that cellulose insulation performed better in both warm and cold climates, up to 38% better. They also discovered that the structure insulated with cellulose had used 26.4% less energy than the fiberglass structure.
Cellulose insulation provides better protection from air infiltration than traditional fiberglass. Air infiltration occurs when air leaks through gaps in the insulation. As the temperature decreases fiberglass becomes more susceptible to convective heat flow, which can reduce its performance by more than 40%. The manner of installation also effects the performance of the insulation. Cellulose insulation is usually blown directly into attic ceilings, walls and floors, while fiberglass is generally sold in rolls. Blowing the insulation allows it to reach nooks and crannies that would otherwise go uninsulated.
Cellulose insulation also provides several environmental benefits including the reduction of solid waste and the conservation of fuel due to its low embodied energy. Wastepaper is one of the largest solid waste disposal problems for many communities. Using more recycled products can help to mitigate this problem. Reports state that in 1994 the cellulose industry used approximately 840 million pounds of recycled newsprint. Cellulose insulation consists of 80% or more post-consumer recycled wastepaper, the highest recycled content compared to any other form of insulation.
The production of cellulose insulation requires less embodied energy than other forms of insulation. Less energy means less fuel, which means less of our natural resources are used. According to Environmental Building News it takes 750 BTUs to produce a pound of cellulose insulation, while a pound of fiberglass uses 12,000 BTUs. Using manufacturer's published coverage charts shows that cellulose insulation uses approximately an eighth of the embodied energy needed to make traditional fiberglass for the same R-value coverage.
Additionally, there are also several benefits for homeowners who use cellulose insulation. Insulation increases the resale value of their home, makes their homes more comfortable and lowers their energy cost. With cellulose insulation these savings quickly pay for the cost of insulating.
- High Effective R-Value Per Inch
- Conserves Energy By Reducing Fuel Consumption
- Superior Flame-Retardant Qualities
- Significant Sound And Moisture Control Enhanced By The Natural Open Cell Structure Of The Cellulose Fiber
- Non-Toxic And Non-Irritating To The Skin With No Known Health Problems
- Contains No Formaldehyde, Asbestos Or Glass Fiber
- Low Density Gives Superior Coverage
- Recycled Product Helps Preserve The Environment