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Retrofit Cellulose Insulation In Walls Of Older Homes

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Timmy asks: I am a building maintenance teacher in southern WV. My students are going to exit my class in an area of a lot of old homes that do not currently have … Continue reading

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Firefighters Guide For Cellulose Insulation Building Fires

How To Handle Fires In Buildings With Cellulose Insulation Cellulose insulation is an easily misunderstood building material. It is made from paper fibers, so it is an organic material. Left untreated, organic materials are combustible. Some other common insulation materials … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Ecologo Info

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Joey asks: I have a customer looking for Ecologo certification for Cellulose insulation. Can you please provide me with either testing or a certificate? Answer: ECOLOGO is an Underwriters Laboratories program documenting the … Continue reading

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Schedule Cellulose Insulation Professional Presentation

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Nick asks: Hi, I am looking to set up some kind of learning opportunity for my firm to learn more about dense-packed cellulose best practices. We do a lot of commercial projects and … Continue reading

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How To Update Insulation In Walls Of Old Homes

Homeowners Often Forget Walls When Updating Insulation Updating the insulation in older homes is critical to making living spaces more comfortable and monthly energy bills more manageable. Unfortunately, most homeowners only think as far as the attic forgetting to consider … Continue reading

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Adding Cellulose Over Old Garage Ceiling Batts

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Julie asks: Hi, I just want to ask if it is possible to dense pack blown in cellulose into a garage ceiling which already has existing 60 year old batt insulation. I have … Continue reading

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Adding Blown Insulation Over Existing Attic Batts

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Jennifer asks: Can I install cellulose blown in insulation over batt insulation with tears in the vapor barrier? I was air sealing my attic and had to tear the vapor insulation to reach … Continue reading

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Dense Pack Or Wet Spray Cellulose vs. Flash-Fill Insulated Walls

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Cheryl asks: Hello, I’m building a new house and I’m trying to decide between dense pack and wet spray cellulose in my 2×6 walls. I’m also trying to decide weather to use closed … Continue reading

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Vapor Retardant vs. Vapor Barrier In Insulated Walls

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Troy asks: I’m going to install Applegate cellulose insulation in the exterior walls and attic of my new house. I live in Central Nebraska. Do I need a vapor retarder like Membrain with … Continue reading

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Congress Extends 25c Tax Credit For Home Energy Retrofits

Tax Credit For Home Insulation Retrofits Extended For 2021 Once again, at the eleventh hour the U.S. Congress extended the tax credit for adding insulation in new and existing homes. The measure was included in the 2021 Omnibus Spending Bill … Continue reading

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