Cellulose

Reduce Energy Costs with Cellulose Insulation

Banker Insulation Serves Residential & Commercial Customers

Banker Insulation’s team of insulation contractors has been providing professional home services in the Southwest since 1977. Our family-owned business has built a reputation on quality customer service and superior applications to provide homes and businesses with energy-efficient and eco-friendly insulation options that help conserve resources. Cellulose insulation offers incredible performance and excels in hard-to-reach areas. Contact us to learn more about this great product today.

What Is Cellulose Insulation?

Cellulose insulation is one of the oldest forms of insulation used in residential and commercial settings. It is comprised of various fibers, and today’s products are made almost entirely from recycled materials such as newspaper and cardboard. The fibers are heavily processed to reduce flammability, making them completely safe for use in homes and buildings. It’s a fantastic choice for anyone who is looking for an alternative to fiberglass insulation.

Cellulose Application Methods

One of the many benefits of cellulose is that it can be applied using either blown-in methods or loose fill. When blown-in, cellulose creates a densely packed insulation barrier ideal for closed spaces, such as behind walls. Loosely packed methods are used in attics or other parts of the home where old insulation needs reinforcement. With either type, our installers can apply insulation into the tightest and hardest-to-reach spaces.

Benefits of Cellulose Insulation

When choosing insulation for your home or a commercial property, you’ll find options ranging from cellulose and fiberglass to spray foam. Each has its own great insulating qualities, so how do you know which is right for you? Consider the benefits of cellulose insulation and these reasons why it might be the best choice for your situation.

  • Environmentally Friendly – Cellulose insulation contains more recycled material than any other product. It’s a great resource to reuse materials and take steps to be more ecologically responsible.
  • Thorough Coverage – Its ability to be blown in and densely packed means that it can fill just about any nook and cranny without having full access to tight areas, such as crawl spaces or small attics.
  • Versatility – Cellulose insulation is effective as a primary or secondary source of insulation. It works well whether you’re building a new home or need to reinforce old or poorly installed batt insulation.
  • Various Forms – Being available in both dense and loose-fill options means our team of pros has access to a product that will meet the specific needs of your home or building. From filling behind walls to insulating tight corners and around joists, you’ll have effective coverage in all areas.

What Is the R-Value of Cellulose Insulation?

Insulation’s capacity to resist heat flow is noted by its R-value. The higher the R-value of the insulation, the more effective it will be in insulating the space. Cellulose has an R-value of 3.2-3.8 per inch. So, the total depth of an application will determine what the total R-value is for the cellulose insulation in that space. For example, a 12″ application would be an R-value between about 38-44. Our applications meet or exceed local codes for insulation requirements to ensure your property is covered correctly.

Is Cellulose Insulation Better Than Fiberglass?

Every homeowner’s situation is unique, and our team can help determine which insulation option is best for you. If you’re wondering if cellulose insulation is better than fiberglass, there are some characteristics about it that make it a worthwhile choice, such as:

  • Cellulose is a green product made from 80% recycled materials
  • Cellulose fills in cracks and gaps better than fiberglass
  • Fiberglass batt insulation loses R-value when it gets dusty
  • Fiberglass also sees reduced R-value when temperatures in attics reach 110°, which is common in our area

Learn More About Eco-Friendly Insulation

Homeowners in the Southwest looking for an eco-friendly, energy efficient insulation option made from recycled materials will enjoy the benefits of cellulose insulation. Serving residential and commercial customers in Chandler, Flagstaff, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Prescott Valley, Cornville, Snowflake, and Tucson, AZ, as well as Albuquerque, NM, we are committed to offering exceptional services by professionals you can trust. Contact us for an estimate for cellulose insulation installation today.