Choosing Cellulose For Use in a Sanctuary
When choosing cellulose for use in a sanctuary, the first thing to consider is whether it should be Stabilized or Loose-fill. The use of cellulose is essential for a safe and long-lasting operating life. If you want the best performance possible, Stabilized cellulose is the best choice.
Stabilized cellulose is safe to use. It is a biodegradable material. However, it has to be handled carefully to ensure proper performance. It is not considered a hazardous material in California. To ensure safe disposal, you should check the manufacturer’s Material Safety Data Sheet to ensure it is safe for the environment.
Although cellulose is naturally combustibil, it can leach chemicals that provide fire-retardant properties. However, these chemicals are water-soluble, so they can leach out over time. In addition, cellulose insulation is not fireproof. EBN advises caution in the use of cellulose insulation.
The company Louisiana-Pacific was the first to successfully market cellulose insulation nationally. Its Nature Guard product is manufactured in four plants around the country, and the company is active in promoting its use. The company has also launched the Snug Home program to help homeowners lower their heating bills. To qualify, the home must pass the program’s air-tightness test and have a low leakage ratio (ELA). This ratio is calculated by dividing the square footage of the home by 100.
The cellulose insulation product SANCTUARY can be applied in the walls, attics, floors, and ceilings and is designed to fill every gap, void, and hard-to-reach space in your home. When installed properly, it will lower your heating and cooling costs by up to 25 percent. It is made from recycled plant fibers and can be applied in either a spray-on or blown-in installation.
Loose-fill cellulose is relatively inexpensive and offers significant performance compared to other fiber insulation materials. Its R-value is about 3.5 per inch, compared to the 2.2 to 2.7 per inch of standard fiberglass. Another benefit of loose-fill cellulose is that it blocks air convection within the insulation, which reduces the effective R-value of fiberglass in colder regions. However, loose-fill cellulose has the drawback of settling more quickly than wet-spray cellulose.
Loose-fill cellulose is also an option for homeowners who want to make their homes more environmentally friendly. This insulator is made from recycled materials and is Class A fire rated. It is best for attic spaces between floors. It is available in two density levels and must be installed by a professional.
Loose-fill cellulose is easy to install and can be blown into an attic or wall cavity using a blower machine. It can be done over a weekend with a certified breathing mask. It requires a large amount of cleanup after installation. You can even rent a blower machine to do the installation yourself.
Loose-fill cellulose is the most affordable type of cellulose insulation available. Typical costs range from $0.8 to $1.30 per square foot and provides about 3.5 R-value per inch. Choosing the best cellulose insulation for your house will depend on your location and climate. You should seek professional advice if you are not sure about the best type of cellulose insulation for your home.
Another advantage of cellulose is that it is hygroscopic. Because of this, it disperses moisture throughout the material, preventing it from building up in one area. The hygroscopic nature of cellulose also helps to dry out other materials. Additionally, it does not support mold growth.