Nickerson-Remick has been installing blown-in insulation since 1968. Here in New England, good insulation is key, yet there are thousands of homes which were built before 1960 that are not insulated or have very little insulation. This is because building codes did not require insulation prior to that year. Installing insulation is one of THE most important steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient and save money. Insulation will also make your house more comfortable, and is one investment that is guaranteed to pay for itself.
We offer two types of blown-in insulation:
Type One: Blown-In Cellulose Fiber Insulation
Cellulose, or blown-in thermal insulation, is made from recovered newspaper. This recycled product is a popular choice with environmentally-conscious customers. Cellulose insulation is one of the greenest building products in the world. If all the newspaper currently being put into landfills each year was converted to cellulose insulation, it would save approximately eight million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
- Cellulose fiber insulation has a highly efficient thermal barrier which is measured in R-value per inch; R-value means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the material’s insulating capacity. This type of insulation has an R-value of around 3.6 to 3.8.
- It is permanently fire resistant, with superior flame retardant qualities.
- When properly installed, cellulose fiber insulation will not settle in side walls.
- Cellulose fiber insulation is non-corrosive and will not adversely affect any known type of building material.
- It is non-irritating to the skin, and is not linked to health problems. It contains no formaldehyde, no asbestos, and no glass fibers.
- It has the highest recycled content of all common insulating materials, and thus helps the environment.
- The millions of microscopic air cells in cellulose insulation help dissipate moisture by evaporation before it can collect and damage framing members, plaster, or paint.
- Due to air circulation and natural convection the R-value of blown-in fiberglass insulation decreases by as much as 50 percent as the temperature drops from 45 degrees F to 18 degrees F. This is not so with cellulose fiber insulation; in fact, in similar conditions, the R-value of cellulose fiber insulation can actually increase!
Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation
- Fiberglass insulation is non-combustible and will not contribute to the spread of fire.
- It meets all federal and local building standards.
- It is thermally efficient.