What is Cellulose Insulation?

What is Cellulose Insulation?

cellulose insulationYour home is in the process of being built, each day brings you a bit closer to moving day. You were careful to hire a great contractor, so you have been informed all along of the progress that is being made. The foundation has been laid, the framework is done, and today the insulation is being installed. And this is what it looks like. (seen on the left) Unlike the traditional pink fiberglass insulation which we are all familiar with, and careful not to touch, Cellulose Insulation resembles torn up newspaper. In fact, it is made of 80% post-consumer recycled newsprint that is blown into the wall by use of special equipment, as seen here.



Green-Built Practices

Why choose Cellulose Insulation? If your contractor is filling your walls with Cellulose Insulation, they likely follow green-built practices in other areas as well. Cellulose Insulation is a smart choice. It is not only an affordable option, but an environmentally friendly option, since it uses recycled materials (mainly newsprint) and requires less energy to manufacture.


In addition to its environmental friendliness, Cellulose Insulation is thermally efficient, as when packed tightly it is an excellent air blocker. It has been treated with a non-toxic boric acid solution which makes the walls of your home an unwelcoming place for small rodents, and insects, helping your home stay free of unwanted visitors. As a good replacement for fiberglass, and a much more cost effective solution than spray foam, it is also fire retardant, due to the fact that it is coated with a boric acid solution, making it not only a smart choice to insulate your home, but safe for your family as well.

If you would like more information on the benefits of using Cellulose Insulation for your home, visit cellulose.org