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Why Did CIMA Not Include Wallboard In Fire Tests

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Darrel S. asked: Why were each of the tests (in the videos on website) done without a wall finish, such as gypsum board? The addition of gypsum board might change the temperature of … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Products Meet California VoC Limits

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Vassilios C. asked: Hello. Since boric acid is registered as toxic are there any studies on possible volatile organic compounds in cellulose? Thanks. Answer: Numerous cellulose insulation products have been tested per California … Continue reading

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Borates Used In Cellulose Insulation Don’t Deteriorate Metal

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Dan R. asked: Looking for some recommendations on blown in cellulose – do you know of any reps in the Pacific Northwest who could help answer some questions? There seems to be a … Continue reading

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What Can Be Covered Up When Blowing Insulation In Attics

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Aaron F. asked: I had brand new electrical installed in my 2nd floor. Can I cover 1900 and 11b boxes that run along my floor in the attic? I also have 16 x … Continue reading

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Assumption About Dense Packed Cellulose Settling

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Michael D. asked: I know even with dense packed cellulose in the walls, it will settle because of building movements. ?Will that cause any problems for even 1/2 inch of settlement in the … Continue reading

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Installing Cellulose Insulation Directly To Roof Sheathing

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Gared E. asked: Can cellulose insulation be installed directly to the roof sheathing without baffles or an air gap. There are installed roof and soffit vents as if the house was to have … Continue reading

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Introducing Cellulose Answer Man

CIMA Professionals Answer Your Insulation Questions CIMA is pleased to introduce our new Cellulose Answer Man service here on the Greenest Insulation Blog. Users on our website and the blog often send in comments and questions on a wide range … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation And Vapor/Air Barriers

The Facts On Cellulose Insulation & Vapor Barriers We receive many questions on the CIMA website Contact Us form every month. A recent one on cellulose insulation and air/vapor barriers (one of a flurry on the topic) tipped the scale … Continue reading

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CIMA Dan Lea Featured On Sustainable Minds Webinar

Join the Webinar January 20, 2020 On Embodied Carbon & Net Zero Energy CIMA Executive Director Dan Lea, with be featured speaker in a webinar presented by Sustainable Minds. The program, moderated by Terry Swack, Sustainable Minds Founder and CEO, … Continue reading

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Don’t DIY Home Insulation If You Don’t Know How

For many homeowners, proper attic insulation is a common concern and an easy target for improving energy efficiency. Most older homes, and even many newer ones, simply lack the proper amount of insulation in their attics. However, there are many … Continue reading

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