Cellulose Insulation Services
Sustainable and High-Performance Insulation
Expertise, Knowledge, and Quality Combined For Your Comfort and Safety
If you are looking for green insulation made up of recycled material to keep your home cozy, then look no further. Cellulose insulation is here. Made up of up to 85% recycled newspaper, cellulose insulation is energy-efficient, sustainable, and biodegradable. It is often treated to prevent the spread of mold and fire. That is why it is sometimes considered safer than some other insulation materials like Fiberglass.
Most of the old homes in the Connecticut region aren’t insulated at all and the new-ish homes do not have adequate insulation. Cellulose insulation can help to make your home comfortable and energy-efficient. It has a high R-value and you can easily blow it into wall cavities and attics with specialized machines. When installed, it forms a thick uniform layer and covers all the structures, gaps, and crevices that are hard to reach.
At Green Apple Spray Foam, we install high quality cellulose insulation in homes for improved energy efficiency and higher levels of comfort. Manufactured from recycled newspapers, cellulose is effective and environmentally friendly. Our expert cellulose insulation services allow you to enjoy a warmer indoor environment in the winter and a cooler one in the summer.
What Does Cellulose Insulation Consist Of?
Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspapers. The paper is reduced to small fragments and then fiberized, resulting in a product that fits snugly into construction cavities.
To assure fire and insect resistance, manufacturers add the mineral borate, which is occasionally combined with the less expensive ammonium sulfate. When put at the right density, the insulation material cannot settle in a building cavity.
Why Choose Us for Cellulose Insulation?
Trained, Tested, and Trusted Insulation Company
Why Choose Us for Cellulose Insulation?
Your Local Trained, Tested, and Trusted Insulation Company.
We have expertise and experience in installing cellulose insulation in Connecticut homes. Whether it is a new house or an existing home, we can install cellulose insulation for improved energy efficiency.
We Follow Deadlines
You want your home improvement project to be completed on time. We work efficiently to help you meet the deadlines.
You want the highest quality of insulation. We use only the best products by reputed companies like Knauf and Certainteed to ensure efficiency and quality.
Air sealing for Efficient Insulation
Before insulation, we air seal your room with high-quality caulk or other sealing materials. This preparation ensures that the insulation helps you achieve maximum energy efficiency.
You can have peace of mind when you call our team of licensed and experienced professionals. We are knowledgeable, certified, and trusted to complete your home insulation project.
We are Local
We are certified with the state of Connecticut and offer services in various towns on the Connecticut shoreline. Some of the towns that we serve are Brandford, Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Killingworth, and Essex.
Pros of Cellulose Insulation
Often treated with fire retardants to meet all safety requirements and regulations.
Insect Repellent, and rot-resistant
Non-toxic, cheaper, more efficient, and longer-lasting alternative than most other residential insulation products.
Great Soundproofing and noise dampening qualities
It manages moisture.
It minimizes air infiltration and provides better resistance to air movement than many other insulation materials.
Doesn’t emit harmful gases and results in improved indoor air quality.
Blown insulation is a perfect way to add additional R-value to your attic by theoretically laying down a blanket of insulation to your existing home.
Cons of Cellulose Insulation
It generates a lot of dust during installation.
Cellulose insulation is prone to sagging and settling if not done right.
Can require an additional vapor barrier.
Two Main Types of Cellulose Insulation
Blown Cellulose Insulation
It can be blown into the attics as it can achieve maximum coverage and R-Value with very less labor.
Loose-Fill Cellulose Insulation
It is mostly used in walls. Holes are drilled in the wall cavity. Dry cellulose is densely packed into each wall cavity.
Hiring a Cellulose Insulation Professional Vs. DIY
DIY cellulose insulation installation can go wrong in many ways. You can end up wasting your time and energy. If the cellulose isn’t installed properly, there are small holes left that allow the air to enter the cavity. Air infiltration results in heat loss and requires your HVAC system to work more.
Similarly, warranties on insulation products don’t apply when you are installing yourself. Hiring a certified insulation contractor ensures that your money will not be wasted if something goes wrong.
Green Apple Spray Foam is licensed, insured, and has more than a decade of experience insulating homes with foam insulation. We ensure that your home is insulated the right way and you get the comfort you deserve.
Where Should You Install Cellulose Insulation?
Cellulose insulation can be used in various places in your home such as attics, walls, ceilings, and floors. It’s an excellent option for strengthening the existing layer of insulation. You don’t have to remove the existing layer of insulation. Cellulose insulation can be directly placed over it. This extra layer of insulation boosts the energy efficiency of your home.
Cellulose insulation can be installed easily in new homes as well as existing homes. It is installed beneath walls to stop the heat transfer as well as dampen the noise. It can also be blown into difficult-to-access areas like closed wall cavities and attics.
Process of Installing Cellulose Insulation
Blow-In Insulation in Open Attics
Typically, a flexible hose is used to blow fiber into open attics uniformly to achieve the required R-value. If insulation has been previously installed, cellulose insulation can be blown over top to boost the R-value and overall performance of the insulation. There should be no necessity to remove the previous insulation provided it is in good working condition and not damaged, dirty, or past its life expectancy.
Cellulose Insulation in Enclosed Walls
Cellulose insulation is blown into the enclosed wall and frame cavities with the help of a reducing nozzle on the hose. Our technicians drill small holes between each wall stud to add the insulation. When done properly this technique is a very good way to insulate the empty wall cavity and provide a sturdy thermal barrier often meeting or exceeding industry standards. ***This technique also provides a viable option to insulate exterior walls in existing homes.
- Cathedral Ceilings
- Basement Walls
- Interior Walls
- Factory Built Homes
- Exterior Walls
Cellulose insulation doesn’t cause irritation as there are no glass fibers in it.
Blown-in cellulose insulation is made of recycled material so it is perfectly safe and sustainable. In fact, it is considered one of the most efficient, green and non-toxic thermal solution.
Made up of recycled newspapers, the lifespan of cellulose insulation could be 20 to 30 years.
It is a material that prevents moisture diffusion through walls, roofs, or floors. It protects the mold growth and improves the life span of your home structure.
The recommended R-value of cellulose insulation is R-3.2 to 3.8 per inch. Consult a professional insulation service for choosing the right insulation or your desired R-value.
Reliable, local insulation services. We aren’t just an insulation company. We insulate dreams.