What is Cellulose Insulation?

What is Cellulose Insulation?

Making energy conservation improvements to a house or commercial building can include cellulose insulation. When added t0 in the exterior walls of the building, such changes reduce heat loss, making the house or building more comfortable and energy efficient.

What is cellulose insulation?

It may interest you to know that cellulose  as a building insulation material has a long history.Many types of cellulosic materials have been used, including newspaper, cardboard, cotton, straw, sawdust, hemp and corncob.

These days cellulose comes from recycled news print, which as you know is of wood origin.  This means that Cellulose is “green.” It’s made of 80% post-consumer recycled newsprint. The fiber is chemically treated with non-toxic borate compounds (20% by weight) to resist fire, insects and mold. The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) claims that insulating a 1500 ft2 house with cellulose will recycle as much newspaper as an individual will consume in 40 years.