What is Blown Insulation?

Insulation keeps your home’s temperature more comfortable during all seasons. It prevents hot air from entering your home in the summer while also stopping the cold air from your air conditioning from escaping. One option you have is blown insulation, which is a cost- and energy-efficient solution.

Definition of Blown Insulation

Sometimes referred to as loose-fill insulation, blown insulation consists of small particles that a service expert installs using a special machine. The tech installs it in attics or inside of a building’s walls.

Although some insulation consists of fiberglass fibers or Styrofoam pellets, an insulation company generally uses cellulose — a combination of wood-based particles like cardboard and recycled newspaper. During the manufacturing process, cellulose is treated with boric acid and other similar chemicals to make it resistant to fire and mold.

How It’s Installed

When a service expert from Lion Home Service arrives at your home, he or she will bring bags filled with the loose insulation. The service expert will use a blower with paddles inside of it to separate the particles and combine them with air. Finally, the machine blows the insulation into the designated area.

Benefits of Blown Insulation

The cellulose insulation process is highly energy efficient. Over time, you’ll save money on your energy bills. In fact, when you compare it to fiberglass bats, it’s more energy efficient. Additionally, cellulose is eco-friendly because it consists of recycled paper products.

Fortunately, it doesn’t take long for a professional to install blown insulation, so you’re minimally inconvenienced. Typically, Lion Home Service completes the project in a matter of hours.

Generally, the price to install blown insulation is low when compared to other options. According to Home Advisor, most homeowners spend under $2,000 to have their home insulated with this material. Once you have this insulation installed, you probably won’t need to have it done again. Blown insulation usually lasts for 100 years or longer.

Blown-in insulation has a number of benefits. You’ll even reap the reward for years to come. However, the only way to determine if it’s the best option for you is to contact a professional at Lion Home Service in Fort Collins. We provide a variety of services related to heating and cooling, water heaters, roofing and more.