If you’re looking for a non-fiberglass alternative for your insulation needs, cellulose insulation may be the right choice for you. Made from recycled newspaper, it is a great choice for insulating walls and other spaces.
What Is Cellulose Insulation?
Cellulose insulation is typically made from recycled newspaper and other waste paper products like cardboard and office paper. While filling your walls with paper products may sound like a risky choice in the event of a fire, cellulose insulation is treated to reduce that risk. The paper is treated with a fire retardant during the manufacturing process, reducing the risk of actively catching fire if exposed to flame.
Stabilized Cellulose Insulation
Cellulose insulation comes in two forms – loose fill and stabilized. Whitson Insulation installs stabilized cellulose insulation. Stabilized cellulose insulation is designed to be damp-sprayed into open cavities. This process completely fills and insulates walls and other open spaces to increase R-value and reduce air infiltration. Stabilized cellulose insulation can also be used for sound reduction. After application, the cavity is closed with drywall or other appropriate building materials.
Stabilized cellulose insulation can only be installed by a professional insulation company. Whitson Insulation Company has experience installing stabilized cellulose insulation in a variety of construction projects throughout Western Michigan, including Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor, Kalkaska, and Traverse City.
If you’re interested in installing stabilized cellulose insulation or another type of insulation in your next project, contact us to schedule your free estimate.