The Performance Choice of Cellulose Insulation: comfort, protection and safety without compromise
The outstanding qualities and benefits of cellulose allows you to work smarter at insulating your home against intruding outside elements and higher than necessary utility bills. They also allow your home and family a sure-fire resistance service in the event of a fire.
1. Comfort and Protection Against All Outside Elements
Whether in new or older homes, adding or installing cellulose in attics and walls provides more consistency for your family’s comfort, privacy, and overall living enjoyment.
Air sealing packages on the exterior of homes have greatly increased so the insulation doesn’t have to do the heavy lifting that it once did.
2. Fire Resistance Features
The concept of fire resistance goes beyond non-combustibility. It refers to the capacity of a material or construction to withstand fire or give protection from it.
AFT Cellulose Insulation’s Protection Facts & Stats:
- Cellulose can be blown into every nook and cranny in walls, crawlspace, and attics with ease and accuracy.
- Because it creates a seamless seal, the amount of airflow is reduced drastically, so temperatures are more consistent and noise reduction is greater from room to room and from outside to inside the structure.
- AFT cellulose insulation’s thermal performance is proven to maintain its protection ability even in the harshest weather conditions. Not only does the seamless seal reduce air infiltration, but it also blocks the transmission of sound.
AFT Cellulose Insulation’s Fire Resistance Facts & Stats:
- Is rated as Class 1building material
- Adds 15 minutes of burn resistance to a 2×4 wood framed wall (See International Building Code)
- Can be used as a fire blocking material (See International Building Code)
- Is used in a 2-hour fire wall design (Contact factory for design)
- Can be used as a fire stopping material (See Omega Point Study)
- Scientists at the National Research Council Canada report that cellulose in the wall cavity provided an increase in the fire resistance performance of 22% to 55% compared to a non-insulated cavity.