(Fiberglass and Cellulose)
Blown insulation is a method of filling the gaps in your home with material that will decrease your energy bill. This prevents heat from escaping in the winter time and solar gain heating your home during the summer months.
Types of Blown Insulation are fiberglass or cellulose, and both have their advantages and disadvantages. Fiberglass is a man-made material, while cellulose insulation comes from recycled materials.
Cellulose Insulation is made up of about 86% recycled newspaper that has been treated with borate to resist fire and insects. This product will keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter because it traps the air within the fibers, making an excellent thermal barrier.
Fiberglass insulation is an inexpensive, non-organic material that does not contain harmful chemicals. It will not deteriorate over time, but it may irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory systems if proper precautions are not taken when applying this product. As a result of these threats, fiberglass insulation is now coated with a borate compound to make it more effective.