Benefits of Cellulose

Why is cellulose the best material choice for your insulation project? Read below to see how cellulose stacks up to fiberglass insulation!

Cellulose vs. Fiberglass Insulation
  • Energy Efficient. Cellulose is three times denser and packs tighter than fiberglass insulation. It also allows for 30% less air infiltration than fiberglass, which can translate into an energy savings of 25% for home heating.
  • Tighter Air Sealing. While fiberglass is subject to air movement around and through batts (causing substantial loss of its R-value), cellulose is good at fitting around walls, pipes and wiring, allowing for better air sealing and fewer air pockets.
  • Better Thermal Performance. In the event of a temperature drop from 45° F to 18° F, fiberglass can lose up to 50% of its R-value, while cellulose has no loss.
  • Environmentally Friendly. Cellulose is made of 75% - 85% recycled paper (compared to only 30% in fiberglass insulation).
  • No Known Health Risks. Fiberglass is often a nesting material for bats and other rodents, but animals find it almost impossible to live in cellulose due to the lack of oxygen and presence of borates. These borates also give cellulose insulation a class-one fire rating and help to prevent mold.

The choice is clear. Cellulose is an efficient, safe, and environmentally-friendly insulation option. Are you ready to make the switch? Contact Lantern Energy today!

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