Round Rock TX Blown Cellulose
Cellulose is primarily a paper or wood-based product. However, in some cases, cellulose is made from cellular plant sources like sisal or corncobs. Filling in empty spaces of a house structural part helps in slowing down the transition of cold and heat. This process creates a comfortable temperature in the house. The cellulose insulation is clumpy, dense and thick. It is eco-friendly as the commercial cellulose insulations major component is recycled newspapers, office paper, and other waste paper products. Wood is also a standard raw material for cellulose installation.
Advantages of cellulose insulation
It is easy to install cellulose insulation in an already finished wall by injecting loose-fill cellulose. The other alternative is to pull down the wall. Blown cellulose is a cost-effective, and convenient option when upgrading, or insulating a finished wall.
Since the material goes through treatment with borates, cellulose insulation stands well against vermin and insects.
Cellulose insulation conforms and fits around obstruction found in attics and walls with ease. It is best to install in enclosed areas, which is the chief value of cellulose installation.
With a high R-Value of 3.5 thickness, cellulose insulation is both effective and pocket-friendly.
Loose-fill cellulose, designed to blow onto walls or attics, is the most common cellulose insulation you will encounter. On enclosed and finished walls, installers will drill holes in the drywall or plaster to permit access of the blowers’ nozzle. In attics, the insulation process is similar, as it is blown in parallel to joists. On its own, cellulose can fill in joist cavities with no insulation or in some cases laid as a layer over the top of batts of fiberglass insulation.
The installation process of insulation includes:
Feeding densely packed bales of cellulose into the hopper of a blower. The rotating prongs or teeth of the hopper fluff the cellulose up.
Long, flexible tubes running from the blower to the application nozzle blow the cellulose into the attic or walls.
The cellulose settles over time with no pressure exerted to it as it fills the blanket existing insulation or the cavity.