The advantages of blown-in insulation

If you’re looking for professional attic insulation services, My Attic Guy can help you decide if blown-in cellulose insulation is the best solution for your project.

What are the advantages of blown-in cellulose insulation?

When it comes to different types of insulation, blow-in cellulose is the new kid on the block. While more standard forms of insulation are simply laid in by hand, cellulose is sprayed using a specialized machine. There are a number of reasons this is quickly becoming a popular option.

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Here are the main benefits of blow-in cellulose you shouldn’t overlook:

  • Energy Saving

    Blown-in cellulose is recognized for its ability to fill in even the tiniest of crevices and cracks, drastically reducing the potential for air transfer between inside and outside. This creates an envelope in your attic that reduces the load on your HVAC system, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs. This increased energy savings will quickly pay for the cost of the blow-in cellulose installation.

  • Long Lifespan

    Another positive advantage of blow-in cellulose is its long lifespan. It can easily last a few decades with proper care and good installation as long as it was high-quality material, to begin with. This way, you can rest assured you’re getting a good return on your investment. Plus, you won’t have to worry about replacing your attic insulation for a long time, barring any weather, water, or fire damage of course.

  • Fire Resistance

    Cellulose insulation is designed to protect against house fires in multiple ways. Working with an experienced insulation professional can further increase the blown-in cellulose insulation’s resistance to fire, keeping your home safer and more comfortable.

  • Quick Installation

    A small team of just two installers can fully insulate a large attic within just a few hours. A specialized machine blows in the cellulose material where needed, meaning homeowners can get their insulation needs taken care of quickly without any hassle or headaches.

  • Mold Resistant

    Blown-in cellulose receives treatment that makes it resistant to mold and mildew growth even when it's exposed to moisture. This is an excellent perk since other forms of insulation are more at risk of falling victim to mold or mildew. However, this doesn't mean that your attic is 100% safe. The moisture-wicking nature of cellulose can further expose surrounding wood, drywall, and other materials that might generate mold growth more easily.

  • Soundproofing Quality

    The tight seal created by blow-in cellulose insulation creates a sound barrier between the indoors and outdoors. This can make your attic and home quieter even when it's noisy outside. It also keeps neighbors from getting annoyed when your noise levels are above normal. It's not quite the same as having dedicated soundproofing equipment, but the closely-knit fibers of cellulose provide a sufficient sound buffer for most people.

  • Minimized Condensation

    Attics are normally susceptible to the development of moisture, but blow-in cellulose has the ability to minimize this exposure greatly by providing an airtight envelope. This can drastically increase your home's energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

Our Process

1. Inspection & Preparation

We’ll kickstart the process with a quick inspection and walkthrough where we determine the nature of the job including what type of insulation best suits your needs, the R-value you need, and other relevant factors. Our team will also lay down protection on floors and other areas throughout the home.

2. Insulation

Once all the prep work is done, our team will get to work actually installing the insulation. The type of insulation you have will determine the strategies and tools we use. Generally speaking, the insulation process shouldn’t take more than a few hours, although larger attics can extend that timeline.

3. Cleaning

The job isn’t done when all the insulation is installed. It’s nearly impossible to keep debris from gathering in the attic, so our team will conduct a comprehensive cleaning afterward to ensure everything looks cleaner than we found it. Don’t worry! This part won’t add much time at all to the overall process.

4. Walkthrough

Before calling it a day, we’ll perform a final examination to make sure everything is in order. If we notice any issues, we’ll address those immediately. Yes, that’s all there is to it! The process is really a cinch when working with a professional like My Attic Guy.

Schedule your cellulose insulation installation services today!

In the market for cellulose attic insulation in Oxford, Michigan? You’re in the right spot! At My Attic Guy, we’ve been delivering premium blow-in cellulose installation services to homeowners for years. Our services are quick, efficient, and cost-effective. Feel free to contact us today to schedule an appointment and to get all your questions answered. We look forward to hearing from you!