Blown-in Insulation has many uses and benefits and is the traditional form of insulation. It is a fast and easy way to save money and significantly reduce your growing energy bill. The two most common kinds of blown insulation are cellulose and fibreglass. Both are designed for use in roofing, in the attic, and fiberglass may be used inside the walls. Needless to say, both of them have their own specific advantages.
WHAT ARE The Advantages?
FAST & SIMPLE PROCESS
Installing this type of insulation is very fast. Generally loose fill insulation is installed with a vapor barrier and sealed with caulking. The space provide is then filled by the machine, pumped full of the insulating material.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT AND COST EFFECTIVE
Blown-in insulation is one of the most energy efficient types of insulation available in the market today. Pre-compacted, it is blown into the barrier, expanding to fill it up and filling the tiniest cracks. This method can create a near airtight attic or wall, shrinking your energy bill significantly.
Blown loose insulation is the most common application for attic insulation. The depth of the insulation and the type of insulation will determine what R-value or RSI your home has when the project is complete. R-value is, essentially, a number assessing a home’s ability to resist the flow of heat. So if your home has a high R-value,
that means it does a good job keeping your home or attic’s heat inside.
Many homes built prior to 1960 have little or no insulation in the exterior walls.
Adding insulation to your exterior walls and attic can reduce your homes energy costs by up to 50%.