Don’t let money fly out of your roof! The attic is one of the most essential areas of the home to ensure proper insulation in. Attic insulation keeps the desirable temperature in and the undesirable temperature out. But, what kind of insulation should you choose? When it comes to insulating your home and specifically your attic, there are two commonly used materials for the job and that’s fiberglass and cellulose. Of the two, fiberglass has been around the longest is more commonly used, but cellulose has been gaining a lot of traction in recent years as people strive to lower their energy bills. As the experts in attic insulation for Maple Grove, we would like to compare and contrast these two materials to help you choose the right one for your unique home.
Fiberglass Attic Insulation
Fiberglass insulation is a man-made product composed of sand and recycled glass. It can be installed in both new and existing homes, garages, attics and more. It is one of the most widely used materials for attic insulating today. It is non-combustible, non-corrosive & non absorbent. If exposed to moisture, fiberglass will not hold water.
Here at Lewis Insulation, we install high-quality JM fiberglass insulation. When you have us upgrade your attic insulation with JM fiberglass insulation, you can expect year-round comfort. Whether it be your attic, walls, floors or ceilings, you can be assured that you will use less energy to heat & cool your home.
Cellulose Attic Insulation
We install blown-in cellulose insulation in both new and existing attics and walls, as well as garages, pole buildings etc. Cellulose insulation is manufactured from recycled newspaper. It is non-toxic, and will not rot, decay, or contribute to mold growth. Cellulose insulation is considered “green” as it is made from recycled newspaper and requires less energy to manufacture than fiberglass insulation.
Cellulose insulation is also chemically treated to resist fire, insects and mold. It has a better resistance to air flow and prevents the upward movement of air caused by temperature differences. The R-value of cellulose insulation actually improves during cold weather.
Cellulose insulation is considered a greener material than fiberglass and being made of paper, does not pose any health issues to the installer or home occupants.
Overall, both materials improve the energy efficiency of your home but do so in different ways. It is up to you which material you choose!
Want to learn more about different types of attic insulation for your Maple Grove home or business? Contact us today to install fiberglass or cellulose insulation by calling 763-477-2612 or Contact us Here. Serving St Michael and the entire Twin Cities Metro.