Cellulose Insulation is the Choice for Green Consumers

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Cellulose Insulation is the Choice for Green Consumers

Proper insulation is one of the key elements in an energy-efficient home. Even though most homeowners think of high-efficiency HVAC units as the primary way to reduce their carbon footprint, good insulation is just as important.

Why Environmentally Friendly Cellulose Insulation?

When remodeling, homeowners want excellent products for the lowest prices. Fiberglass batts and cellulose are the two types most commonly used in homes today because of their economical cost. Cellulose, however, offers a number of benefits that  make it the insulation of choice for environmentally conscious consumers.

How It Is Made

Depending on the type you choose, cellulose insulation is made of at least 75% recycled newspaper. Fiberglass insulation, on the other hand, uses an average of 35% recycled glass. In addition, producing cellulose is much less energy intensive, making it the green building choice from the outset.

Advantages for Your Home

With an average R-value of 3.8 per inch, the insulating properties of this material far outweigh those of fiberglass. Because it is blown into place by our technicians, cellulose can be installed where traditional insulation cannot, in areas around pipes, wires and hard-to-reach voids that often cause hidden leaks that reduce energy efficiency.

Other pluses include:

  • Effective air barrier that helps seal the building envelope
  • No need for an additional vapor barrier
  • Superior sound control
  • Resistant to fire
  • Resistant to mold growth
  • Deters the presence of mice, cockroaches and other vermin

Let So Cal Remodeling Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Properly insulating your home can make the difference between an HVAC system that simply does a good job and one that performs at the highest possible efficiency. We provide premier green rehab services for residents in the Greater Los Angeles area. Call us today at 909-902-6090 to save energy and money while living more comfortably.