The most important thing to remember regarding insulation is that the effectiveness depends on how it is installed.
Blown insulation (also called loose fill insulation) is a solid alternative to conventional batt insulation and is preferred for adding insulation in existing walls. It has similar properties as batt insulation, but an entirely different application, giving it access to hard-to-reach spaces and gaps. Comprised of loose particles, blown insulation is literally “blown” into wall cavities. Blown insulation can be installed through small holes, eliminating any need to remove walls. However, it’s essential that the insulation materials are installed uniformly. At Wentzel’s Insulation, our professional staff is trained with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure an even distribution of insulation. We offer new and retrofit installation of blown insulation in walls and attics.
Types Of Blown Insulation
- Fiberglass insulation – small particles of formaldehyde free, high recycled content, spun glass fibers
- Cellulose insulation – recycled newspapers or cardboard which have been chemically-treated to resist flame and insects
Benefits Of Blown Insulation
In comparison to batt insulation, blown insulation fills the nooks and crannies of an area. It also offers more protection against seeping moisture and nesting rodents. Blown insulation boasts versatility and the ability to access hard-to-reach areas (i.e. Chimneys). It can be used as your primary insulation, or it can be installed over other types of insulation to fill in gaps and provide an extra barrier. Since its particles are normally treated with borate, blown insulation also works as a fire retardant and insect repellent. In addition, blown insulation is environmentally friendly, using recycled materials. Whether you are insulating an old home, new home or commercial building, you have plenty of reasons to feel good about this eco-friendly insulation. Blown insulation is a solid insulation choice for your home or building. However, unlike spray foam, its R-Value decreases over time, after the insulation materials have settled.
Summary of the Benefits of Blown Insulation
- Increasing energy efficiency
- Lowering energy bills
- Reducing noise
- Fire retardant
- Insect repellent
- Fills the smallest crevices
- Faster installation
- Environmentally friendly