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CELLULOSE INSULATION 2017-10-26T13:21:34+00:00

CELLULOSE INSULATION IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT & SOUTH CENTRAL MA

More Comfortable Environment

Mainline can give your home a customized insulation upgrade that ensures the best performance and value.

Expert Installation

Our insulation solutions utilize the most advanced techniques and the broadest selection of insulation materials available.

Improve Energy Efficiency

Making your home more airtight will make it less expensive to heat and cool, while also improving interior comfort.

Reduced Energy Consumption

Rooms too hot or too cold? Utility bills too high? Dr. Energy Saver has the solution. We can give your home a customized insulation upgrade that ensures the best performance and value.

Expert Installation Technicians

We provide expert home insulation services to improve areas such as walls, crawl spaces, basements, and garages.

Air Sealing Home

We use industry-leading materials and techniques to seal every type of leak that can be found in a home and make it comfortable

Lower Home Energy Bills

Upgrade your home with energy efficient insulation resulting in lower heating and cooling bills and increased comfort.

Rebate Programs

CT & MA rebates worth 75% up to $2,000 on the cost of approved insulation improvements. Plus you could receive no cost targeted sealing of air leaks in the drafty areas of your home.

Cellulose insulation is sprayed or blown into walls, conforming to cavities to create a tight thermal barrier that provides superior comfort and helps save on energy costs. In comparison, fiberglass batts often leave gaps and voids that result in poor insulating performance.

What makes our cellulose insulation “greener” than others?

All types of building insulation can be considered to be “green” products because they save energy, reducing harmful carbon emissions that result from burning fossil fuels. But our unique Tru-Soft™ cellulose insulation belongs in the category of “super-green” insulation materials because it contains up to 85 percent recycled paper – materials that would otherwise be dumped in landfills. The reclaimed paper is processed in grinding machinery that creates a fluffy, lightweight material with insulation value as high as R-4 per inch. Tru-Soft cellulose requires significantly less energy to manufacture than fiberglass insulation. Manufacturing fiberglass for a home consumes six times more energy than manufacturing cellulose to insulate the same home at the same R-value.

Attic insulation additives provide resistance to fire, insects and mold

Our cellulose insulation is manufactured using a unique, two-stage process that injects both dry and liquid fire retardants to saturate the cellulose fibers. The result is an exceptional insulation with a Class 1 fire safety rating that meets and often exceeds stringent fire safety standards, helping to keep you and your family safe. Our cellulose insulation also limits the amount of oxygen which can support a fire. The borate solution used to treat the insulation for fire retardancy also makes it resistant to mold and insects. Cellulose does not contain dangerous substances commonly found in building materials, including formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and glass fibers.

Three types of Tru-Soft™ cellulose provide a broad range of applications

Tru-Soft™ cellulose referred to as loose-fill or blown cellulose can be applied using blowing equipment. This technique is often used to insulate attics. One worker feeds cellulose into a hopper and blower unit that supplies shredded cellulose through a long hose to another worker in the attic space.

Our cellulose insulation can also be blown into wall cavities and other enclosed spaces. This application technique calls for 2-in.-diameter access holes to be drilled into the cavities, so that a small application nozzle can be inserted to inject the insulation. Because cavity-fill applications typically demand greater air pressure and a denser application, this technique is sometimes referred to as dense-pack cellulose. Access holes are plugged when the job is complete.

A third application technique, called wet-spray cellulose, is designed to apply cellulose insulation into open cavities found in new construction. Water and (in some cases) a liquid adhesive or binder compound is added to the dry cellulose during the application process. The level of wetness must be controlled so that the material is sticky but not so saturated that it will settle or fall out of place.

Mainline Home Energy Services’s technicians will help you choose the right type of cellulose insulation for your home. We are Northeastern Connecticut and Nearby MA’s experienced insulation contractor, specializing in attic insulation upgrades and more.

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Some insulation contractors install blown fiberglass insulation, some install cellulose and some can install both types of blown insulation. Blown fiberglass and blown cellulose are both “fluffy” insulation materials with similar R-values.

The installation method for blown fiberglass and blown cellulose is identical. A shredding and blowing machine located outside the house forces the blown insulation through a long, flexible hose that extends into the attic, where a technician directs the flow.

Blown fiberglass and blown cellulose insulation can be installed directly over existing attic insulation, providing that this older insulation is in good condition.

If you haven’t yet made this energy-saving investment, it’s definitely worth doing. Once it’s complete, there’s no maintenance to worry about. An insulation upgrade is a once-and-done improvement you’ll enjoy for as long as you own your house.