Isaiah Borel
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Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic
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As a rater and insulation contractor I personally respect the overall insulation properties of blown cellulose a lot more than blown fiberglass. I have taken numerous infrared images in attics with…Continue

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Bpb Farmer replied to Isaiah Borel's discussion Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic
"It's Me again. Sorry to swim against the flow but cellulose is a disaster. Dusty, causes allergies, asthma, molds, settles losing R-value, rodents love it, bridges when blown into existing walls, soaks moisture and on and on. Fiber glass is…"
Saturday
Patrick Michaelyan replied to Isaiah Borel's discussion Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic
"My experience with cellulose began when I started to participate in the state of Massachusetts' home energy programs.   Cellulose was mandated for attics and other spaces. Before this, I had only seen blown-in fiberglass in the new home…"
Nov 30, 2011
Chris Heenan replied to Isaiah Borel's discussion Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic
"Oh yeah, I'm a nerd. At big Orange store today and stopped to read Fiberglass blow in package.   And I quote Another method of insulating your attic is our loosefill insulation. Instead of laying batts or rolls, our…"
Nov 25, 2011
Matthew Redmond replied to Isaiah Borel's discussion Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic
"Hi Isaiah, Here in upstate NY we primarily use cellulose for blowing attics and dense packing sidewalls.It's cheaper, heavier, and as you noted performs better in single family residences. The one area that fiberglass works better than…"
Nov 19, 2011
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Isaiah Borel's discussion Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic
"All things being equal & everything being done properly (air sealing, baffles, hatches) - both work fine but cellulose will win out not because of your reasons, but the simple fact that FG R-Value drops the hotter it gets. Granted you could…"
Nov 19, 2011
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Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglas in the Attic

As a rater and insulation contractor I personally respect the overall insulation properties of blown cellulose a lot more than blown fiberglass. I have taken numerous infrared images in attics with the same R-values, both products cellulose and fiberglass. I find time and time again poor performance of blown fiberglass. The R-values are similar, but cellulose is a much denser product.I was wondering others raters and contractors thought were the same on this topic?In the area I live in (…See More
Nov 18, 2011

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Energy Core, LLC
Professional Certification
HERS Rater, Licensed Contractor, Realtor
Professional Interests
Green Building, Real Estate, Energy Efficiency, Residential Solar, Design
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http://www.energycoreonline.com

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At 9:17pm on March 11, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Isaiah,

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