Cellulose – How This Super Insulation Can Help Your Home

cellulose insulation standardCellulose insulation, commonly referred to as “blown-in insulation“, is a green, plant-based insulating material used in wall and roof cavities to separate the inside and outside of your home thermally and acoustically. Cellulose insulation is effective, safe, cost-effective, and environmentally sound. There are many ways using cellulose insulation can help your home, which include:

Thermal benefits:  Cellulose insulation is effective for use around pipes, wires and obstructions. Other insulation types may not fill in around these  areas properly, leaving empty spaces – which leads to heat loss.

Air barrier:  Cellulose acts like an air barrier, not an air filter. That means the heat or cold air can’t pass through, which enhances home comfort and energy efficiency.

Moisture barrier:  This goes along with air flow – because cellulose blocks air flow, it also blocks the moisture in the air. And, cellulose insulation inhibits mold growth, in most cases.

Sound control:  Cellulose insulation provides high density and few voids. That means the outside noise stays outside, and the inside noise stays in.

Fire safety:  When it comes to acting as a fire barrier, cellulose insulation can be the safest choice, because it neither melts nor creates toxic fumes when exposed to flame.

Vermin and rodent barrier:  Cellulose insulation inhibits unsavory “visitors” from entering your home, such as mice, cockroaches and termites.

And of course the biggest advantage to insulating your home with cellulose insulation is the savings – many times, people who insulate with cellulose enjoy a decrease in energy use – and a decrease in their utility bills. And, as a green insulation, cellulose contains a high level of recycled material – so it’s good for your home and for Mother Nature.

If you’re thinking about installing cellulose insulation in your home, Standard Insulating Co. can assist you. Standard Insulating Co. is the oldest and largest insulation company in New York State’s Mohawk Valley, serving the insulation needs of people in the area since 1928. We’d love to share our experience with you. For more information on the benefits of cellulose insulation, call  (800) 738-1424  or  (800) 738-1424, or email to  info@standardinsulatingco.com.

About Standard Insulating Co.

Standard Insulating Co. was founded in 1928 and is now the oldest and largest insulation company in the Mohawk Valley. Using state-of-the-art technology and the Energy Smart incentive programs from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Standard Insulating can determine the causes of energy loss in your home and provide the solutions. They will also determine if a family or individual qualifies for incentives up to 50% (max. $5000) and low interest loans.

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