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Cellulose Insulation Services in Westbrook, Maine

Cost-effective, abundant and environmentally conscious, cellulose insulation has been used in walls, floors and attics for decades, providing excellent insulating properties and good air sealing abilities. At NorthEast Spray Insulation, we are excited to offer the latest high-performance cellulose insulation products to our customers in Westbrook and the surrounding areas of Maine. We offer a full selection of insulation solutions, and our experts can help you choose the best one for your project.

Can your home use a bit more installation? Call (207) 797-8887 today or contact us online to learn if cellulose insulation is the most appropriate choice for upgrading your Maine home.

What is Cellulose Insulation?

Popular for both new and existing homes, cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspaper that has been chemically treated to be fire-, pest- and mold resistant. It is non-toxic, environmentally friendly and cost-effective for many applications.

Because it is shredded into small, lightweight particles, it can be poured or blown into cavities, filling all voids and creating a good air seal. It is ideal for both new and existing homes, and it is a great choice for those who would like a more sustainable product with good insulation and air sealing performance.

To learn more about cellulose insulation and its features, contact our team today.

How Cellulose Compares to Other Insulation Products

With its R-value of R-3 to R-4 per inch, cellulose insulation offers similar performance to fiberglass, mineral wool and open-cell spray foamClosed-cell spray foam and rigid foam both beat cellulose with R-values up to 6 or even 7, but they are also quite a bit more costly. Cellulose lacks the irritating filers of fiberglass, and it is easier to install than spray foam.

There are two varieties of cellulose insulation used professionally, which are blown-in cellulose and dense-packed cellulose. Blown-in cellulose fills the wall or floor cavity without pressure, while dense-packed cellulose is packed into the wall cavity tightly with little room for expansion. This reduced air infiltration and settling, and it increases insulation performance slightly.

Contact us today for help choosing the best insulation for each area of your Westbrook home.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cellulose Insulation

Is cellulose safe to breathe?

Yes. It has no loose glass fibers like fiberglass, and it does not off-gas or release VOCs after installation. Even so, it does have some small particles and dust, so it is always best to avoid breathing it or any other small particles directly.

Is cellulose environmentally friendly?

Yes, cellulose is made with over 80% recycled newspaper, making it sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Is cellulose fire-retardant?

Cellulose has been treated with chemicals that are safe and non-toxic, such as borates, allowing it to resist damage from fire, pests and mold.

Do you have more questions about our cellulose insulation? Contact our team today!

Why Choose NorthEast Spray Insulation for Cellulose Installation?

With almost 20 years of service in Maine, and over 50 years of combined industry experience, you can count on our experts at NorthEast Spray Insulation for a professional, energy-efficient cellulose installation. We are dedicated to the comfort of our customers, and we feature excellent service and workmanship, top-quality insulation products, and superior installation services.

Call (207) 797-8887 today or contact us online to schedule a cellulose installation anywhere in Westbrook or the surrounding areas of Maine.