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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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Celebrate Arbor Day With Cellulose Insulation

Recycling Paper Into Insulation Saves Carbon In Trees Arbor Day celebrates the tree and encourages people to plant one in honor of our most precious resource for fighting climate change. Trees are the kings of carbon sequestration as they eat … Continue reading

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More Cellulose Insulation Fire Control Stories

More Examples of Cellulose Insulation Controlling Fire Spread In Homes We continue to monitor the news for reports of home and building fires where cellulose insulation is in use. A couple stories recently offer yet more good examples of how … 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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Cellulose Insulation Helps Control Fire In Condos

Cellulose Insulation Slowed Canada Condominium Fire Fires in any dwelling can be dangerous to occupants and lead to extensive damage and even total property loss. In condominiums and other types of attached dwellings the spread of fire to adjacent units … 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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How To Calculate R-Value Of Settled Cellulose Attic Insulation

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Sam asks: Are calculations of thickness for the depth just after installation or after it has settled for 3-4 years as mine has. Original depth was 16 inches, now it is about 12 … Continue reading

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