Blown-in insulation is a type of insulation which is blown in from a machine. it is also called loose fill insulation.

There are 3 types of blown in insulation (loose fill insulation)

Blown-in insulation

  • fiberglass
  • mineral types
  • cellulose

Fiberglass insulation is made from bits of glass fibers. 30% of  glass fibers come from recycled materials.

The mineral type insulation is rock wool or slag wool. They are both man made and have a 75% recycled content.
Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspapers, cardboards and wood fibers. It is grinded into particles then treated with chemical to make it a retardant towards fire and pests.

When first applied the Insulation R value will be higher but as time passes the insulation settles. Which leads to drop in R value therefore it is always good to check up on your insulation levels on a yearly basis.

There are many advantages to Blown-in insulation

  • Very economical
  • Easy to work with especially in difficult scenarios
  • Eco friendly product
  • Can be used as a Hybrid with batt insulation

The machine blows the loose particles into an attic, walls, nets or cavities.This application can be for interior or exterior use. As it might sound easy and not complicated it is best to get the job by an experienced professional who is up to date with the safety procedures of the application and that can evenly distribute the insulation in all scenarios.

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