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What Does Cellulose Insulation Look Like?

And Other Key Cellulose Insulation Characteristics

It’s helpful to be able to identify different types of insulation. What does cellulose insulation look like? Cellulose insulation is extremely environmentally friendly, made of up to 85 percent recycled materials. It is generally gray or brown in color.

fiberglass blown-in insulation being installed in an attic

Benefits of Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose insulation can be installed in any area of a home and has a number of benefits. Cellulose (loose-fill) insulation can help:

  • Reduce your energy bills and maximize the energy efficiency of your home or building
  • Make your home or building more comfortable year round
  • Reduce noises from outside and inside, between different rooms and levels
  • Improve the performance of your air conditioner and furnace
  • Protect against air and moisture infiltration (and help eliminate mold growth)
  • Contribute to a healthier environment

When installed correctly, cellulose has several benefits over other types of insulation, including:

  • Higher R-value than fiberglass
  • Better air-sealing performance than fiberglass
  • No harsh chemicals like spray or rigid foam
  • Less expensive than spray foam
  • Made from over 80 percent recycled content
  • Treated with borate to provide fire resistance

For many homeowners, especially those minimizing their environmental impact, cellulose is a cost-effective, energy-efficient alternative to fiberglass, foam or other types of insulation.

Cellulose Insulation Contractors Serving the Portland, Oregon Area

If you’re in the northwestern Oregon area, IBP Portland can help! We have experience installing cellulose in both existing homes and new homes being constructed, and we use quality Green Fiber loose-fill cellulose insulation. Our professionals can install insulation in wallsattics and crawl spaces, and we offer knowledge, experience and resources that few companies can match.

Whether you are a homeowner who needs to re-insulate your home or you are a contractor who needs to install cellulose in a new home you’re building, IBP Portland can help. Call 503-894-7661 or contact us online today!

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