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Find out if cellulose insulation is right for your home. Cellulose offers a wide variety of benefits to homeowners in New England, including greater indoor comfort, lower energy bills, fire resistance, and durability. It’s also eco-friendly. Learn more from the experts at Colonial Green Products.

What’s Up with Cellulose?

When most homeowners here in New England hear the word “insulation,” they think of the pink stuff that lines their attic walls. (That’s fiberglass batt insulation, by the way.) But did you know there’s another type of insulation out there that may be a better fit for your home?

We’re talking about cellulose insulation — a common type of insulation that is both highly effective and environmentally friendly. Even if your home is already insulated, there’s a chance it could benefit from an insulation upgrade using cellulose insulation.

What is Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newsprint or sometimes denim that has been specially treated for fire resistance. Because it comes in loose particle form, it can be blown to fill any space, including nooks and crannies. This makes it great for attics and walls in new and existing homes alike.

The Benefits of Insulating with Cellulose

As with other types of insulation, professionally installed cellulose insulation has the power to regulate indoor temperatures, enhance indoor comfort, and lower your utility bills all year long. Cellulose is especially popular because it offers these benefits and more, all at an affordable price.

Here are a few of the unique benefits cellulose can provide for you and your family.

  • Highly effective

    The thermal resistance, or effectiveness, of insulation is measured by R-value. Cellulose has an R-value of 3.5 to 4.0 per inch of thickness, making it a great insulator. Cellulose is especially effective for areas with small holes and crevices because it is blown into cavities as small particles, leaving little room for air leaks.

  • Durable

    Cellulose doesn’t settle over time. This means you don’t have to worry about it losing efficiency as time passes. Cellulose also doesn’t promote fungus growth, meaning it will not develop rot, mold, or mildew.

  • Fire resistant

    Because cellulose is treated with household-safe boric acid, borax, or aluminum sulfate, it is resistant to fire (and pests!)

  • Environmentally friendly

    Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspaper (and in some cases recycled denim), making it an eco-friendly insulation material. It typically contains about 75% post-consumer content.

  • Energy efficient

    Of course, when installed correctly, you can expect cellulose insulation to provide major energy savings. Cellulose insulation effectively regulates indoor temperatures, meaning you won’t need to run your heating and cooling systems as often. You’ll see the savings on your monthly utility bills!

Get Cellulose for Your Home with Colonial Green Products

If you’re looking for professional cellulose insulation installation services in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Maine, trust the experts at Colonial Green Products. We provide superior insulation solutions to homeowners throughout New England to keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Find out if cellulose insulation is right for your home. Call 1-800-947-8870 or contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Save energy with eco-friendly cellulose.

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