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Re: type of insulation

Posted By: AHandyMan
Sunday, 6 September 1998, at 3:54 p.m.

In Response To: type of insulation (Ann Podolsky)

Ann,

If you have a choice and you can afford the cellulose I would say that is the best option for you. The 'R' factor on cellulose is 2.8-3.8 per inch loose blown as compaired to fiberglass at 2.2-3.2 per inch.

They are both pretty nasty to work with and can be done by 'non-professionals', but unless you are feeling pesky it is a job for a contractor that has a track record. These girls and boys will be drilling holes in your home to blow the stuff in. The holes need to be properly sealed for weather because even though the cellulose will dry out... you don't want it to be wet in the first place. (And of course you don't want the patch job to look like a patch job!:-)

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!

Don

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