The Benefits of Using Green Insulation in Your Home

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Homeowners who live in areas that experience extreme weather conditions are quite familiar with battling the immense humidity inside their homes by turning on their electric fans or air conditioning units during summer; while huddling up to their heaters during the months of unbearable cold. Continuing this habit of relying on their electrical appliances is expensive because not only are they shortening their equipment’s lifespan, but they are also increasing their energy consumption – resulting in high electrical costs.

Remedying these situations can be easily done by adding insulation into various places of the home. Normally, homeowners choose to insulate the conventional way by using materials such as fiberglass, mineral wool, and polyurethane foam, but did you know that there is another insulation option, and that is to go green!

Primary Benefit

The primary purpose of green insulation is just like any other insulating material. They are placed or stacked in the attics, basements, floors, and/or walls of the homes in order to regulate the air temperature inside. By doing so, not only will homeowners create a comfortable living environment all-year long, but also lower their electrical consumption, because they will no longer depend on their electrical appliances to fight off disagreeable indoor temperatures.

Secondary Benefit

The materials used in green insulation materials are made from recyclables, and although they are made of newspaper, cardboard, and the like, they are treated with a special solution which makes them fireproof, and mold and mildew free. By choosing to go green, you will be able to stay comfortable within your own home, and also help reduce waste that is piling up our planet.   

Types of Green Insulation

There are numerous types of green insulation available in the market that match the homeowner’s lifestyle, budget, and home structure, and since it is a versatile installment, it can be placed virtually anywhere in any given property. Some of the types include:

Batt or blanket insulation

It comes in the form of batts or rolls, and its size corresponds to the standard spacing of wall studs, and attic and floor joists – making it one of the easiest types to install through do-it-yourself methods. The typical material used for this type of insulation is fiberglass, but batts made from natural fibers, such as wool and cotton, are also available.

Loose-fill cellulose

This type of insulator is made from recycled newsprint. It is treated with natural chemicals to make it fire resistant. Cellulose is also naturally formaldehyde free.

Spray-in foams

Spray-in foams are made from natural soy, and it is because of this healthy ingredient that these foams deliver all the benefits of conventional spray foams without the presence of formaldehyde or other hazardous chemicals and substances.

If you live in the surrounding areas of Northern New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and Eastern Up-State NY, Connecticut, Rhode Island or Massachusetts, and are in need of professional installments for windows, sidings, roofing, gutter guards, and other home improvement items, contact Superior Remodelers by dialing: 888-330-8148 or visiting our contact page. Each time we handle a home project, our expertly trained professional workers always use the best we have to offer, because we never settle for less.