Alstar Insulators

Providing commercial and residential insulation to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for over 38 years.

Some facts about cellulose insulation

Some quick facts about cellulose insulation:

  • Cellulose insulation is largely made from recycled paper fibers, with Boric added for fire resistance, making it an environmentally friendly, responsible choice. There are no toxins or gasses given off, ever.
  • Because cellulose is blown in and packed tight into spaces, there are no joints or corners unfilled, lowering air infiltration.
  • The blown-in application of cellulose means a less destructive installation than other products when retrofitting older buildings.
  • Cellulose provides a high R-value of 3.8R per inch, and it maintains this value for life. Other products can lose R-value over time.
  • Cellulose insulation offers some of the best fire resistance available. In addition to not burning itself, because it fills all nooks and crannies, it prevents fire travel through wall cavities from the 'chimney' or stack effect.
  • Cellulose also offers excellent sound proofing qualities.
  • Due to the Boric treatment, cellulose insulation can also help to prevent insect and vermin infestations (neither likes the environment of cellulose insulation).
  • In addition to all these benefits, cellulose insulation is also one of the most cost effective materials you can use!