Selecting the right insulation material for your home may seem confusing but we’re here to help! You will want to find the right option so you can protect your home effectively. Today, we’re going to discover the key differences between cellulose and asbestos insulation.
Knowing the differences may not only be beneficial for informational purposes but can keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable for years to come.
Whether you are using Blown, spray foam or batt insulation, it’s beneficial to know the differences between all the materials. Knowing the key differences can be useful for making informed decisions.
What is Cellulose Insulation?
Cellulose is one of the most popular options on the market today. It is made from a variety of materials, such as cardboard, straw, hemp, or newspaper. The two most common forms of cellulose fiber are wet cellulose and dry cellulose, both of which have different applications.
Dry cellulose is also referred to as loose-fill insulation and is used to fill wall cavities. The cellulose is then blown into the wall through holes. On the other hand, wet spray cellulose is used on newly constructed walls, helping to suppress fires and insulate your home. The team you are working with will be able to advise you about the right cellulose type for your home.
Cellulose is an eco-friendly option which can be used within walls, pipes, and wiring of your home. As it uses recycled materials, it may improve energy efficiency so you can enjoy improved insulation.
What does asbestos insulation look like?
Asbestos insulation was a popular option used on many older buildings starting in the 1950s. For the next forty years, the construction industry used this insulation material for insulation and as a fire retardant. You can still find this material in older buildings or homes, in tiles, the attic, or walls.
Although this material is soft, flexible, and offers good heat and corrosion resistance, you may want to perform an asbestos test. Unfortunately, this material turned out to be deadly for many people when they inhaled its particles. For this reason, many homeowners are now opting to install cellulose instead once they have removed asbestos from their homes.
A team of professionals can remove asbestos which will protect both you and your family from this deadly natural mineral.
Protect Your Home with Asbestos Removal
Are you concerned you may have asbestos insulation in your home or business? If so, A professional can help you today. They can test the insulation and help you to remove any harmful material from your home.
A professional contractor will safely remove the asbestos with barriers around the area, stopping anyone from coming into contact with asbestos. From there, reverse airflow is used to stop the asbestos fibers from spreading. The area will be cleansed with HEPA filter vacuums, and then the toxic material will be safely removed and disposed of.
Contact our team today for more information about asbestos removal and choosing the right insulation option for your home.