How efficiently you heat and cool your home can have quite an impact on your finances – and the environment.
There are plenty of ways to reduce your energy usage, ranging from updated doors and windows, to replacing your old heating and cooling systems. Those can get quite expensive, especially compared to the effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness, of proper insulation.
Cellulose insulation provides both value and performance. It boasts a high R-value per inch. It’s fire retardant and offers tremendous noise control. And, of course, cellulose is one of the most environmentally responsible building products around.
In short, it gives you plenty to feel good about.
Whether you need insulation for your home, business or commercial project, Ben Hill can provide quality, natural-fiber insulation and the installers to do the job.
Cellulose insulation does more than help cut heating and cooling costs. It's extremely fire-retardant and helps control moisture. And it does it all while being made from at least 85% recycled materials – another way it makes you feel good.
The benefits of cellulose insulation:
Cellulose insulation is a smart alternative to fiberglass. It provides a green, efficient, non-toxic, affordable thermal solution that’s worth considering.
Cellulose insulation is a superior product designed for use in walls, attics and floors of new and existing residential and commercial structures. Made from recycled paper, premium cellulose insulation has superior thermal and air-infiltration properties, creates quiet and draft-free buildings, and saves up to 40%* on energy bills.
Cellulose is “green.” It’s made of 80% post-consumer recycled newsprint. The fiber is chemically treated with non-toxic borate compounds (20% by weight) to resist fire, insects and mold. The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) claims that insulating a 1500 ft2 house with cellulose will recycle as much newspaper as an individual will consume in 40 years. If all new homes were insulated with cellulose this would remove 3.2 million tons of newsprint from the nation’s waste stream each year. There’s room to grow. Fewer than 10% of the homes built today use cellulose. Cellulose earns “green” points because it requires less energy than fiberglass to manufacture.
Cellulose insulation provides greater resistance to air leakage and for me this is a biggie. The fiberglass industry points to tests demonstrating air leakage can be controlled with dedicated air-barrier systems. True. Install perfectly continuous sheathing, caulks, gaskets and sealants and you will block air leakage effectively with fiberglass or cellulose. But the simple fact remains: densely packed cellulose blocks air better than fiberglass. Fiberglass relies on trapped air for its insulation value. Cellulose is made from wood fiber and the cellular structure of wood is naturally more resistant to the conduction of heat. When dedicated air-barrier systems are not installed perfectly (which they seldom are), cellulose wins.
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