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Is Cellulose Insulation Safe to Breathe?

Is Cellulose Insulation Safe to Breathe

Is cellulose insulation safe to breathe in? We get asked this quite a lot here at Home Logic. Cellulose insulation is constructed mostly from ripped-up, recycled newspaper. It may contain other bits of recycled paper fibre but it is usually always newspaper material – yesterday’s news has to go somewhere!

In total, the average paper content of cellulose insulation is around 75-85%. The rest is made up of fire retardant material like boric acid, or ammonium sulphate.

This has the highest recycled content of any insulation method available on the market today. For this reason alone, it is an extremely friendly product to our environment whilst also helping you to reduce your own personal carbon footprint.

All in all, cellulose is a highly efficient, non-toxic and affordable solution to your insulation needs – so well worth considering!

Is Cellulose Insulation Safe to Breathe?

Is cellulose insulation safe to breathe in whilst working with the material? Absolutely! And here’s why…

It’s just bits of shredded paper and a few added substances to treat the material and make it fire retardant. There are no dangers of very fine fibres entering your breathing system or causing any long-term damage if inhaled.

This is the case with alternative products such as fibreglass insulation but not with cellulose.

Is Cellulose Insulation Safe to Breathe

Although limited in terms of longevity, using shredded paper for insulation does help to save the environment from excessive waste, making it an eco-friendly option 

The Benefits of Cellulose Insulation

-Eco Friendly:

Every single day this planet goes through tons and tons of paper, just for printed news alone. We need somewhere to get rid of all this wastage, or the ability to put it to good use.

Using shredded paper for insulation is taking care of two problems at once, whilst helping to save the environment from excessive waste.

-Extremely Effective Performance:

Cellulose insulation can increase the air-tightness of your home by as much as 30%. This helps to significantly reduce your energy bills and provides much better levels of performance than fibreglass counterparts.

-Easy Installation:

With the use of an expert team of specialists and some high-spec equipment, the installation process actually takes no time at all. The substance is blown into place as a semi-wet material, which then expands and hardens on impact almost instantly.

This process is extremely quick and easy for a team of experienced professionals like us.

-Fire Retardant:

Boric acid makes the material fire retardant, which is vital to your safety considering this insulation material will encompass the top of your home. It also makes cellulose resistant to mould development and insect infestation.

Is Cellulose Insulation Safe to Breathe

Our installation experts will guarantee your new insulation is fitted properly, causing minimal disruption to your daily life-and some brilliant benefits to boot!

Spray Foam Insulation: The Smarter Insulation Solution

In terms of long-term performance, spray foam is easily one of the most modern, sophisticated and high-tech options available to our customers today.

There are very few products on the market that can match its levels of protection and the amount of money it can save on your energy bills. Spray Foam is totally safe to be around, and contains no harmful or toxic ingredients. It is blown into place with ease, using a series of hosing equipment.

Once the loose-fill material hits the area of application, it immediately begins to expand and harden. Sometimes, this can reach up to 100 times in size, creating an effective layer of protection and thermal insulation.

Our installation experts will guarantee your new insulation is fitted properly, causing minimal disruption to your daily life.

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So we hope we’ve answered the question – is cellulose insulation safe to breathe? There is absolutely no doubt that with spray foam insulation, you are completely safe and unaffected by the material’s presence.

Ready to take the next step? If you would like some more information give us a call on 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, simply click the button below to get the ball rolling today!