Cellulose significantly decreases the risk of mold even beginning to form. Thanks to its chemical treatment, mold doesn't grow on cellulose insulation. Cellulose insulation absorbs moisture, redistributes it and lets the attic/wall/ceiling dry in a controlled manner.
Cellulose insulation is pest-resistant insulation that is a great addition to your pest prevention plan. This insulation works on most common household pests such as cockroaches, ants, beetles, earwigs, silverfish, termites, etc.
Air / Vapor Barrier
Air infiltration is almost as important as R-value in the thermal performance of a building. Infiltration of unconditioned ambient air means that heating and cooling systems must expend more energy to compensate for the infiltration.
Cellulose provides very effective sound control to minimize outside noises and between rooms (if the interior walls are insulated). Many people only focus on the energy savings that can be achieved with blow in cellulose insulation but overlook the benefits that come from improved sound insulation. If you have ever walked into a house that is not insulated you will immediately notice that noises from outside of the house are “louder” than in an insulated home.
Besides saving you money, cellulose insulation also provides extremely effective fire protection capabilities. Tests conducted by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.® show that Cellulose insulation provides an effective 1 hour fire rating. This will slow the spread of a fire allowing you more time to escape any danger. This is because cellulose is specially treated using Borate Compound Chemicals as a fire retardant in the manufacturing process to meet or exceed all fire safety requirements.
Cellulose insulation improves the energy efficiency of your home by reducing heat transfer, keeping your space cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. With its high R-value, cellulose insulation helps to minimize energy consumption and lower utility bills.