Insulation is crucial to the comfort and efficiency of your home, and it’s important to choose the right type for your needs. With decades of proven performance, cellulose insulation offers the ideal balance of thermal efficiency, price and comfort, and because it is made from recycled materials, it is also one of the most eco-friendly choices available.
At Advanced Fiber Technology, we have been a national leader in the development and manufacturing of cellulose insulation since 1976. Our products offer unbeatable quality and value, and they are excellent for use in both existing homes and new construction throughout the United States.
Benefits of Cellulose Insulation
Installed as a loose fiber that’s blown into place using specialized equipment, our cellulose insulation from AFT fills voids of the attic, walls, floors and ceilings of your home better than other types of blown-in insulation or batts. This dense layer of insulation can provide several benefits for your home and your family:
Top Thermal Performance
Cellulose insulation minimizes air movement through the insulation as well as thermal conduction . Your home will stay warmer in the winter while reducing load on your heating system.
Cellulose insulation is made from recycled paper and cardboard that has been treated to be resistant to fire, pests, and mold. It has the highest recycled content of any commercially available type of insulation, and it uses less energy and resources to manufacture than competing products. Plus, even the installation process is eco-friendly , by leaving behind virtually no waste.
The high density of installed cellulose insulation makes it extremely adept at both absorbing sound and preventing its transmission. This means that your home will be quieter, with fewer echoes and less noise from traffic and other exterior sources.
Because it is treated with boric acid, a safe, non-toxic material, cellulose insulation is resistant to fire , mold.
Take Advantage of State & Federal Tax Incentives With Cellulose Insulation
Cellulose insulation is a great investment for any home, but federal and state tax incentives can make it even better. The ENERGY STAR program from the U.S. Department of Energy offers a tax credit equal to 30% of the total project cost for installing new insulation, up to a maximum credit of $1,200.
Many states offer similar incentives for installing eco-friendly insulation, both in existing homes and for new construction. To learn what incentives are available for installations or retrofits in your state, visit DSIRE , the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency® that is operated by N.C. State University.
Why Choose AFT?
For more than 45 years, Advanced Fiber Technology has been a leading producer of cellulose insulation and industrial fibers nationwide. Our continued innovation and dedication to quality have led to the creation of some of the highest-performance fiber products on the market. With unsurpassed value and, eco-friendly materials, our cellulose insulation is a smart choice for any new home build or retrofit
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is R-Value?
R-value describes a material’s ability to resist the flow of heat. A material with a higher R-value offers greater resistance to heat flow and higher insulation performance, reducing your energy costs while improving your comfort.
How Much Insulation Do I Need?
The amount of insulation you need will vary by your location and which area of the home you are insulating. Homes in northern areas will need more insulation and higher R-values than those in the South, and attics and floors will require more insulation than exterior walls, because those areas are where most of the heat loss occurs.
Is Cellulose Insulation Safe?
Cellulose insulation is very safe, as it is resistant to fire, pests, mold and more. It does not irritate skin like other types of insulation, and it has not been linked to any known health issues.
How Long Does Cellulose Insulation Last?
Cellulose insulation will last for the life of your home, and possibly beyond. However, it is recommended that any form of insulation that becomes wet should be replaced.
What Areas of My Home Need Insulation?
The attic is the most crucial area to insulate, as heat will naturally rise to the attic in the winter, and in the summer, the heat from the roof can bleed through into the living area without proper insulation. Other important areas to insulate include walls, floors ceilings, crawl spaces and any other area of the home that you want to control the temperature or sound transmission in..