The Complete Guide To Blown-In Insulation
Published on April 05, 2021
If there’s one material that we think is best for attic insulation in Toronto, it’s blown-in insulation. Not only is it really swift and simple to install, but it also provides excellent R-values and can be added on top of existing insulation to bring your home up to code. If you find that you had to put on woolly socks and sweaters to stay warm this winter, blown-in insulation might be just what your home needs.
What is Blown-in Cellulose
Blown-in insulation is made in several different materials, from fibreglass to mineral wool — but in our opinion, the best attic insulation material is cellulose.
There are a couple of main reasons that we think so:
- It’s environmentally friendly.
- It’s mold and water-resistant.
- It’s fire-resistant.
- It’s easy to install.
- It’s flexible and can fill irregular or hard-to-reach spaces.
But what is cellulose? It’s not a new plastic or man-made material, but the building block of all plant life on earth. When it comes to insulation, blown-in cellulose is made from shredded post-consumer paper products like cardboard boxes, diverting materials from the landfill and helping to green our planet.
Where to Install Blown-In Insulation
There are many rooms where blown-in cellulose can improve your home’s insulating capability. EcoComfort can install cellulose insulation in wall cavities or underneath flooring, but the best place by far is the attic, where it can be added on top of existing insulation and offers excellent coverage that is almost impossible to achieve with batt-style insulation.
FAQ On Blown-In Insulation
- What is the R-Value of blown-in insulation? This insulation style can provide an R-Value of R 3.2-3.8 per in compared to fibreglass batts at R 2.9-3.8.
- How much does blown-in insulation cost? Depending on the installation and density, it usually costs around $.40 - $1.80 per square foot.
- Does it need maintenance? No! Cellulose insulation should last anywhere from 30-40 years without any annual maintenance.
- Can I install it myself? We recommend having a professional install your attic insulation in Toronto. Not only does this guarantee cleanliness and speed, but we’ll also make sure your attic is ready for installation and free of mold, pests, or leaks that might damage your new insulation.
- Is cellulose flammable? Cellulose is treated with a non-toxic material that gives it excellent fire resistance. Due to its shape, blown-in insulation helps to smother fires by creating low-oxygen environments and has been proven to have excellent fire resistance than comparable products like fibreglass.
Do You Have Questions About Your Attic Insulation?
New attic insulation in Toronto is a cost-effective and easy way to make your home more comfortable year-round. We’re happy to answer any of your attic insulation or blown-in cellulose related questions — just reach out to us online or by phone, and one of our technicians would be happy to help.