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Turning Waste Paper Into
Fiberlite recycles tons of waste paper daily, turning it into an amazing array of cellulose insulation products to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of homes and commercial buildings for the people who occupy them. Let us help you insulate to save money on your utility bills and make your home or workplace more quiet and comfortable.
Cellulose Insulation Myths & Facts
Over the years misinformation has circulated about cellulose insulation. With the recent demand for energy efficiency, many consumers have become interested in insulation products but often have found the information available confusing. Here are some facts you should know about cellulose insulation.
Myth: Cellulose insulation is made from paper so it's more flammable than other products.
Fact: By law, all cellulose insulation products must be treated for flame resistance. The fact is cellulose insulation has been shown to effectively slow the spread of fire unlike fiberglass and foam which are not treated for fire resistance. Fiberlite Technologies even offers a special two-hour rated firewall insulation product.
Myth: Sprayed or blown-in cellulose is applied wet so it increases the likelihood of mold and mildew when used to insulate walls.
Fact: Moisture is typically added when spraying cellulose in newly constructed walls. The water is added in a very low concentration to increase binding properties. In most cases, depending on the humidity level, the drywall can be installed 24-48 hours after insulating with cellulose. Fiberlite's Cellulose Insulation is specially treated with Board Defense to enhance its mold and mildew resistance.
Myth: Cellulose insulation settles resulting in loss of original R-Value.
Fact: All loose-fill insulation products can and will settle over time. However, the installed thickness takes the effect of settling into account. When installed properly, cellulose insulation will not settle below the intended R-Value.
Myth: Cellulose insulation is more expensive.
Fact: Cellulose is typically comparable to loose-fill fiberglass and fiberglass batts. Cellulose insulation is much less expensive than foam while offering many of the same superior air sealing characteristics.
Myth: R-Value is the only factor necessary to determine the effectiveness of insulation?
Fact: While R-Value is important, it's not the only factor to consider when choosing an insulation product. Cellulose Insulation also controls air infiltration, convection and radiation, providing maximum energy savings.