“All of our wall spray crews have been professionally trained on proper application techniques. In our professional opinion, we use the best cellulose on the market, APPLEGATE brand cellulose. There is virtually no trash or plastic in the material which makes for a better completed project”
- Andy Momper, Owner
Cellulose insulation is very easy to manufacture and the raw material, recycled newspapers, is very inexpensive. There are two ways to install it. It can either be blown-in dry or wet. The wet application requires water and an adhesive. The cellulose can also be blown before drywall or plaster is attached to walls. In these instances, a tough plastic fabric is stretched tightly across the wall framing members. The cellulose is then blown onto the top of the membrane.
The installers make sure that the density is consistent. Cellulose, especially when blown dry, can and does settle. Manufacturers recommend that you install cellulose until it reaches its ‘settled’ R-value.
Cellulose is fire resistant. It is not fireproof! If a fire occurs, the dense structure of cellulose insulation and its fire retardants slow its spread through the building by blocking flames and hot gases and restricting the availability of oxygen in insulated walls.
Scientists at the National Research Council of Canada report that cellulose insulation “in the wall cavity provided an increase in the fire resistance performance of 22% - 55%.” Cellulose insulation is made from recycled wood fiber, primarily newspaper. One hundred pounds of cellulose insulation contains 80-85 pounds of recycled newsprint.