Cellulose is one of the oldest types of insulating material in use today. Some examples of cellulose based insulators are, cotton, straw, corncob and newspaper. There are four major types of cellulose insulation. They are, dry cellulose, spray cellulose, stabilized cellulose and low dust cellulose. Each type has its own specific uses. Dry cellulose is mainly used in older homes and is blown into the walls through holes drilled into the walls. Spray cellulose is used in new construction and is wet when it is applied. Stabilized cellulose is mainly used in attics and roofs. Low-dust cellulose is used in places where the dust made during installation would cause a problem. It is specially treated to keep the amount of dust to a minimum. There are numerous advantages to using a cellulose based insulation product in your home or building and some of them are listed below:
1. The cellulose insulation used today is made from recycled newspapers with a fire retardant added to them. Because of its recycled newspaper content, cellulose insulation is a green product.
2. Because of the density of cellulose insulation, buildings that are insulated with it are better protected from fire damage.
3. Cellulose insulation makes buildings more energy efficient. It fills in cracks and spaces where air could pass through, around objects like pipes and wiring, so it will save you money on heating and cooling costs.
4. Cellulose insulation has some soundproofing qualities. It reduces the amount of noise that travels from room to room.
5. There is an additive in cellulose insulation that greatly inhibits the growth of mold.
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