Blown-in insulation provides a dense, effective barrier against heat loss that is also among the greenest insulation options.
It offers a low impact on the environment while providing immediate energy savings when installed in attics, walls and hard-to-reach spaces.
Proper installation is a must for blown-in, or loose-fill, insulation. Special equipment and safety measures are required to ensure long-term performance.
When it comes time to add to the insulation of your home, you have a number of choices. There is Blown-In Insulation, Batts, and Spray Foam.
Blown-In Insulation is More Efficient:
One of the benefits of blown-in insulation when compared to types like fiberglass Batts, is that Blown-in insulation is more efficient. Because loose-fill insulation is a monolithic layer of insulation without seams like are found in batts, studies have shown that loose-fill insulation performs up to 22% better than batts of the same R-value.
Blown-In Insulation is Easier to Install:
A professional can take care of blown-in insulation much more quickly than they can install other types of insulation. Usually two installers can do a house in a few hours. One feeding material into a blowing machine in the truck and the other in the attic spreading the insulation from the other end of the hose. Those two installers batting the attic would take much more time.
Blown-In Insulation is a Good Investment:
Adding loose-fill insulation to your attic is one of the fastest paybacks of any home improvement project. The amount of money you save on energy costs will add up quickly over the next couple of years, more than paying for itself, and even bringing a return on your investment.