One of the most increasingly popular forms of insulation is the blown-in type — a substance made of the likes of cellulose, fiberglass, mineral wool or foam that is actually propelled from a large hopper through a tube and into the area to be insulated.
If you aren’t really familiar with the blown-in option, we at Insultech Insulation want to introduce you to this form of insulation, and the ways it is actually beneficial over the more traditional fiberglass rolls or batts or sheets of foam.
Blown-in insulation gives the most variable coverage thanks to its ability to be spread as thick or thin as needed, eliminating any waste and unnecessary expense. Spreading the blown-in insulation is quick and efficient, entailing one technician feeding the insulation blower hopper while the other directs the hose, so that saves you on installation expenses.
Unlike fiberglass, polyesters or rigid foam, the blown-in insulation actually can conform to uneven surfaces — filling the smallest cracks the less flexible insulations might miss. That tight fit will seal air leaks, keeping the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer. It also helps to seal out moisture, and that can eliminate health problems from mold and mildew in the years to come. The ability of blown-in insulation to flow into tight spots makes it the most energy efficient insulation, and it will also deaden sound between rooms – a real plus if you don’t like your kids’ music collection.
The best part is the application of blown-in insulation is actually good for the environment – it is usually made from recycled materials, so applying it is a green gesture towards conservation for future generations. Plus blown-in insulation is a cleaner product than its counterparts, leaving less likelihood of anyone developing an allergic reaction to it. You’ll be recycling and saving energy at the same time — a double commitment to saving the environment!