What is Cellulose Insulation?
Blown-in cellulose insulation is a popular alternative to fiberglass insulation. Cellulose insulation has almost twice the resistance to heat transfer as blown-in fiberglass insulation, with an R value of 3.8 per inch and won’t lose R-value (like fiberglass insulation) on the coldest and hottest days – when you need it most. We use only Applegate® Brand stabilized cellulose – which means dust & settling is eliminated. Its loose but compacting nature creates a custom monolithic seal.
Cellulose insulation actually helps make homes safer by providing up to 50% better fire resistance than fiberglass insulation. Applegate’s unique two stage process injects dry and liquid fire retardants to penetrate the cellulose fibers. From both a health and environmental perspective, cellulose insulation is considered more ecologically sound than fiberglass insulation, which is classified as a carcinogen and contains formaldehyde.
Why Insulate & Ventilate?
Industry experts recommend an R-60 in the attic. That means that almost every home in Michigan is under-insulated and under-ventilated. We recommend cellulose because it is denser and more efficient than most other types of insulation. Save up to 40% on energy bills and enjoy a quieter home too. Ventilation is just as important as insulation. It’s important to vent the moisture and heat from the attic to eliminate mold and mildew problems and to ensure long life for your shingles.
See the diagrams below to learn more about how adding insulation and ventilation can help reduce ice dam formation.
- We use only Applegate® Stabilized Insulation
- Saves up to 40% on Heating & Cooling Costs
- All Natural Environmentally Safe Material
- Helps Prevent Ice Dams with Proper Ventilation
- Acts as a Fire Retardent and Insect Barrier
- Allows Outside Air Flow Throughout the Attic
- Extends the Life of Your Roof
- Prevents Moisture Build-up
- Inhibits the Growth of Mold and Mildew
- Creates a Cooler, Drier Attic Year-round