Five Advantages of Borate Impregnated Cellulose Insulation
If it’s time to replace the insulation in your house, consider installing cellulose rather than fiberglass insulation. R-value is a measure of heat transfer resistance and is an accepted industry standard for determining insulation performance. The US Department of energy recommends an R-value of R-49 for buildings in the southeastern parts of the country. Most houses only have eight inches of loose fiberglass insulation with an R-value of R-20. This translates to a poorly and inefficiently insulated home.
Here at North Fulton Pest Solutions, we recommend cellulose insulation to all our customers for the following reasons:
Lower Energy Bill
In terms of R-value, cellulose insulation out-performs fiberglass by a wide margin. Adding eight inches of cellulose attic insulation to attics with eight inches of fiberglass insulation brings the R-value to the government-suggested level of R-49. This can result in considerable savings (by as much as 30 percent) in your heating and cooling costs.
As long-time Atlanta exterminators, we know how important a pest-free environment is to our customers. Borate impregnated cellulose insulation is pest-resistant and it can significantly lower the risk of an infestation in your home.
Less Skin-related Issues
Unlike its fiberglass counterpart, cellulose insulation does not give rise to skin or dermal issues. It is also flame-retardant which makes it a great material for home construction.
Good for the Environment
Because cellulose insulation is made from recycled materials, it is more environmentally friendly than fiberglass.
The Sound of Silence
Borate-impregnated cellulose insulation has excellent sound dampening qualities. At the end of a long and trying day, you can look forward to the solace of a quiet house with less disturbance from exterior noise.
We are expert exterminators with more than 40 years of experience in the industry. You can count on us to install your Borate-impregnated cellulose insulation professionally and efficiently. Start paying less in energy bills now and enjoy a product that is pest-resistant, flame-retardant and good for the environment.