Blown-in Attic Insulation

Blown-in cellulose and blown-in fibreglass insulation options in NS

FB Spray Foaming can offer you blown-in cellulose or blown-in fibreglass insulation.

Blown-in attic insulation, also known as “loose-fill” attic insulation, is an insulation material that is installed by blowing or spraying it into the attic space. It is a popular choice for insulating attics because it’s easy to install and effective in reducing heat transfer.

Material Options

Blown-in insulation can be made from various materials, including fiberglass and cellulose. Each material has its own advantages and characteristics.

  • Fiberglass: Fiberglass insulation is made from tiny glass fibers. It is lightweight, non-combustible, and resistant to moisture. Fiberglass blown-in insulation is often installed as loose fibers or small chunks.
  • Cellulose: Cellulose insulation is made from recycled paper or other plant-based materials. It is treated with fire retardants to improve its resistance to flames. Cellulose blown-in insulation is often in the form of finely shredded fibers.

Installation Process

Blown-in insulation is typically installed using a blowing machine or a specialized blower. The insulation material is loaded into the machine, which then blows or sprays it into the attic space. The installer directs the flow of insulation to ensure even coverage and proper depth. The insulation settles into place and fills gaps and voids, providing effective insulation.

Advantages of Blown-In Attic Insulation

  • Coverage: Blown-in insulation can reach areas that are difficult to access – like corners, crevices, and irregularly shaped spaces. It can conform to the attic’s contours and fill gaps, providing better coverage compared to other types of insulation.
  • Energy Efficiency: Blown-in insulation helps reduce heat transfer between the attic and the living spaces below. It creates a thermal barrier that helps maintain a consistent temperature and reduces the load on heating and cooling systems. This can result in energy savings and improved comfort.
  • Air Sealing: Blown-in insulation can also contribute to air sealing in the attic. It fills gaps and cracks, reducing air leakage and preventing drafts. This helps to improve indoor air quality and prevent the entry of outdoor pollutants and allergens.
  • Moisture Control: Some blown-in insulation materials, such as cellulose, have inherent moisture control properties. They can absorb and release moisture, helping to manage humidity levels in the attic and reduce the risk of condensation and mold growth.
  • Fire Resistance: Certain blown-in insulation materials, like cellulose, are treated with fire retardants. This enhances their fire resistance, providing an additional safety feature in the attic.

Professional Installation

Blown-in attic insulation is a versatile and effective solution for improving energy efficiency and comfort in residential buildings. While blown-in insulation can be a DIY project for some homeowners, it is recommended to hire professional installer contractors. As experienced insulation contractors we have the expertise, equipment, and knowledge to ensure proper installation, achieve the desired insulation levels, and we always comply with building codes. If you’re in Digby, Yarmouth or the Annapolis Valley, Hants or Kings county area of Nova Scotia, contact us today to find out how we can help you!

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