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FAQs Jackson Bowman August 8, 2022

How do you use a fiberglass insulation blower?

Can you use a fiberglass insulation blower for cellulose?

No. In fact, less is needed because fiberglass expands when you open the package (cellulose doesn’t expand). Because of this, blown fiberglass installs faster than Cellulose. This reduces both labor costs and equipment wear.

What is better blown in insulation or rolls?

The differences between blown and rolled insulation

In terms of R-value, they tend to be the same, although you can choose different R-values ​​depending on the rolled insulation, depending on your needs and your budget. The lower the R-value, the less effective it is as insulation – although it’s also cheaper.

Can blown insulation be spread by hand?

Wouldn’t it be a lot easier to just bring a few bales home and distribute them by hand? Yes it is. And you can lay bulk insulation absolutely by machine. If you have a small section to cover, this is a great way to get it done without the hassle of heavy machinery.

How do you fluff up blown-in insulation?

Can you put cellulose on top of fiberglass insulation in attic?

Yes, you can mix fiberglass and cellulose insulation. Installing cellulose insulation over fiberglass insulation is called capping and can save you money and time rather than removing and replacing the previous material.

What is the R-value of 12 inches of blown insulation?

Blown fiberglass installed in the attic has an R-value of 2.2 per inch, so 12 inches of that would give you an R-value of 26.4 in your attic installation project.

References:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6bBPMk02zE
  2. https://www.idi-insulation.com/when-it-comes-to-equipment-fiberglass-and-cellulose-are-not-the-same/
  3. https://www.parkheightsroofing.com/blog/blown-insulation-vs-rolled-insulation
  4. https://dengarden.com/home-improvement/How-to-Install-Loose-Fill-Insulation-By-Hand
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoeedsf1E0A
  6. https://hvacseer.com/can-you-mix-fiberglass-and-cellulose-insulation/
  7. https://www.thermaseallakeside.com/blog/what-is-insulation-r-value/

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