Cellulose insulation is necessary to provide thermal protection. It is also necessary to control cost of operation. This method is used to increase homeowner comfort.
Most of homes of United States are built on cellulose insulation techniques. It provides many good choices to homeowners. In this method rock wool, plastic foams, cellulose and cotton insulation are used. These insulation materials are widely available in the market and they are available in many forms. These materials are sprayed, stapled, nailed and laid in the place to provide essential insulation. These choices will be depend on the type of insulation.
The choice of insulation will highly depend on the insulation level of materials; this measurement is called R-value. R stands for resistance of the materials from heat and water. It has been found from the study that most of the heat from home is lost through conduction. Cellulose is most common cause of this energy loses. The R-value of cellulose material is 3.5 per square inch. There are many other causes of heat lose from home such as air leakage, cracks, gaps etc. These reasons are responsible for one-third energy lose from homes. Cellulose insulation is a superb air locking method, this method prevent heat lose of homes. Sometimes due to wild air circulation, heat of home is lost. This phenomenon is different from air leakage where the heated air accumulation is actually excluded from the home. In Cellulose insulation, cellulose is tightly packed to provide thermal efficiency and cost effectiveness. Cellulose insulation is 200 times more energy efficient than fiberglass insulation method, more importantly this method is environment friendly.
Cellulose insulation is a safe method. All cellulose is made by papers. They are chemically treated to make fire resistance. They are useful to provide necessary insulation. They are more fire safe than fiberglass. Cellulose is hygroscopic. It is able to soak water and chemicals.
Sometimes undetected leak can wet cellulose or chemicals, which are used to protect cellulose from fire and make it acidic in wet environment. These are some precaution of cellulose insulation method.
The R-value of cellulose is better than the fiberglass; this is one of the important things about cellulose. On other hand the conductivity of fiberglass and cellulose is little bit similar which will depend on the density of the materials. The R-values of fiberglass is 2.0 per square inch.
Choosing right cellulose is important part of Cellulose insulation method. The quality of cellulose is also necessary to get good results from cellulose insulation method. This method needs good cellulose preparation to achieve necessary insulation.
The top and bottom part of the house are the most important areas of insulation because maximum load pressures exit there. Insulation at the top of house is necessary because warm air rises most robustly high in the house. Similarly, most frequent replacement takes place at the lowest levels of the house.
Sealing around the junction boxes, electric lights, fan housing, pipes and wires are some common preparation of Cellulose insulation method. It is also necessary to seal intersections of wall plates and attic floor and use non-flammable materials.