Cellulose insulation knocks most other options out of the park on all of the typical characteristics of insulation materials.
Cellulose Insulation: An Extremely Effective Insulation Material
It is installed in such high density that it prevents movement of airborne moisture and connective air movement is eliminated. Cellulose insulation also has a high R-Value, is made of 82% recycled content, and offers increased fire-resistance in comparison to other insulation materials. Homes insulated with cellulose also gain the added benefit of being much quieter, as the material is effective in deadening the transmission of sound.
Besides keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, there is another benefit to cellulose insulation that often gets left out when comparing home insulation material options: pest control.
Boric Acid Increases Pest Control
The natural fibers of Greenfiber cellulose insulation are infused with boric acid, which offers increased protection from flames, but also helps reduce the intrusion of pests into your home.
Because boric acid is also a pesticide/insecticide, its inclusion in the Greenfiber cellulose insulation material acts as a repellant to termites, fleas, flies, beetles, ants, cockroaches, and silverfish. While not all insects react negatively to boric acid, cellulose insulation’s installation can still prevent many pests’ entry into your home. The material completely fills all gaps and voids around irregular objects in attics and walls like wiring, plumbing, and framing, however if you are experiencing issues with pest control you should contact a professional pest control company such as termite control los angeles sooner rather than later.
Cellulose insulation is also a great option to replace and repair insulation damaged by larger critters and pest like squirrels and raccoons. If you’re home has suffered damage from these pesky creatures, consider cellulose as your next insulation material.
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Cellulose insulation is an environmentally friendly insulation solution that offers increased control over indoor temperature, reduced spending on utilities, more peace and quiet, and increased pest control. Are you interested in learning more about how cellulose insulation can benefit your home or commercial building? Contact Garland Insulating today.