For the past 30 years, Anderson Insulation has been retrofitting homes across New England with top of the line insulation to keep houses protected through the different seasons of the year. Since many homes in New England were built prior to the 1960s, when insulation was not required, they are not properly protected. The different seasons that New England embraces throughout the year can take a toll on a home not properly insulated. This is why Anderson Insulation prides itself with giving quick and efficient service to our clients. Having six trucks ready and willing to blow the necessary insulation into homes in need!
Cellulose Blown-In Insulation
Cellulose Blown-In insulation is one of the most commonly used and seen insulation in homes across New England. This insulation is made up of wood fiber and newspaper waste, and is very fire resistant. This is because the insulation is coated in borate which gives the insulation its fire resistant trait.
- Lightweight – Cellulose has a density of 1.6 pounds per cubic foot area. This allows the insulation to be layered on for multiple protection along without fear of being too heavy.
- Long, Flexible Fibers – Since the individual fibers of the cellulose insulation are long and flexible, they can be blown into any part of the house. No matter if it is the basement or attic, this insulation can be placed in the smallest of places even as small as 5/8 of an inch.
- High R-Value – R-value measures the thermal resistance of insulation and how quickly the insulation will lose heat. The higher the value, the better the insulation. Cellulose has a higher R-Value than most insulation, 3.7. This means there is a less chance a house would lose heat during the winter.
- Non-Corrosive – Since this type of insulation is non-corrosive, it will not affect other building material of the house overtime.
- Moisture – Cellulose has millions of microscopic air cells that help evaporate moisture before it can collect and damage plaster, paint, framing members, etc.
- Settlement – This type of insulation is great for houses as it won’t settle inside the walls.
If you are environmentally conscious, then you do not have to worry with cellulose insulation. The insulation is made up of 85% recycled products, as well as being treated with fire retardant chemicals to keep you safe. It is becoming a favorite among the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) certified builders.
When it comes to new construction, cellulose can be damp-sprayed applied. NuWool cellulose insulation is mixed with water and a glue like substance, that allows the cellulose to adhere to plywood sheathing, roofing and walls much like foam. This is done when semi-transparent mesh netting is stretched tightly across the surface of the wall, slope and stapled in place. Holes are then made in the netting and the cellulose is blown into the bay.
Fiberglass Blown-In Insulation
- Thermally Efficient – To increase the efficiency of energy in your home, adding fiberglass insulation will help. It will also reduce costly loads for cooling and heating.
- Non-Combustible – Fiberglass material does not combust and will not be a problem if a fire happens to occur.
- Acoustics – Fiberglass insulation is perfect for keeping the acoustics of the walls of a home. Anderson Insulation uses Climate Pro as it not only great insulation for either interior or exterior
- Odor Free – Fiberglass insulation is a good material to use as there are no added chemicals to the insulation that could create noxious odors.
- Decay Free – Climate Pro fiberglass insulation does not absorb moisture that can lead to decay and rotting over the years. Because of this, there will be no thermal reduction in your home.
- Pest Free – Since Climate Pro is all fiberglass, there is nothing to worry about in regards to insects or pests being attracted to the insulation.
Fiberglass insulation is a good choice for retrofit insulation for houses, especially those located near any bodies of water. The insulation fits all federal and local building codes and standards, as well as being tested by several independent laboratories across the U.S. and Canada. Fiberglass insulation also is regularly tested by the NAHB Research Foundation in its certification labeling program.