It’s taking time for recycling to catch on in the Big Easy. But for environmentally savvy New Orleanians, building your home can be one means of reducing your carbon footprint using recycling. Blown-in cellulose insulation is composed of 80% post-consumer recycled newsprint, which means that investing in blown-in insulation not only helps you reduce energy waste in your home, it lets you do so in an eco-friendly manner.
So why should you choose blown-in cellulose insulation?
You’ll help reduce the nation’s carbon footprint!
A 1500 square foot house insulated with blown-in cellulose recycles as much newspaper as one individual will use in 40 years according to the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association. More than three million tons of newsprint could be removed from our waste cycle if every homeowner chose cellulose insulation!
However, choosing cellulose isn’t just good for the nation’s carbon footprint. It’s also good for yours! Because of cellulose’s unique texture, which is composed of small particles, it conforms to all of the crevices of your walls’ cavities and attic spaces. That means that air leaks are sealed up by the tightly packed material, which in turns prevents air loss and reduces energy waste.
You’ll increase the safety of your home!
The materials that make up blown cellulose insulation are chemically treated to make them fire-resistant and resistant to insects and molds. In the humid climate of southern Louisiana, prevention is the best medicine for indoor air pollutants and pests. That makes cellulose an ideal insulation candidate.
You’ll improve the energy efficiency of your home!
Cellulose enables homeowners with historic and under-insulated homes to add insulation even to finished walls. An access hole can be drilled at the tops of walls, allowing cellulose to be blown into the walls’ cavities without disturbing the building’s structure significantly. It can even be applied over existing insulation that has lost R-vale over the years.
At an R-value of about R-3.5 per inch of thickness, tightly packed cellulose provides an affordable and comfortable insulation alternative for homeowners. Bear in mind that the Department of Energy recommends installing about 20% more blown-in than is initially required in order to maintain the R-value as the fluffy material settles over time.
Get in touch with Sunlight Contractors if you’re in southern Louisiana and you’re looking for an earth-friendly and affordable insulation solution. We’ll get you set up with an energy savings plan that includes blown in insulation.
Main Office: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 2323 Bainbridge St #110, Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 222-2082
New Orleans location: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 1631 Elysian Fields Avenue, Suite 325, New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 302-0058