What Is Cellulose Insulation?

It may come as a surprise, but cellulose is actually the most common building material in the world - and for good reason too. That’s because cellulose provides excellent insulation, keeping out everything from the cold of winter to the wildlife of spring.

Cellulose, which form the basis of JP Pest Services Thermal-TEK Insulation, is made from clean, recycled paper and cardboard. This product provides not only dramatic energy efficiency but also resistance to fire, moisture, mold, and pests.

Long-Term Savings From Quality Insulation

A home insulated with a cellulose product is 38 percent tighter vs. one with a fiberglass product. Plus, many states offer certain tax incentive for those who choose energy-saving improvements like cellulose insulation. With energy prices rising, Thermal-TEK Cellulose Insulation will quickly pay for itself and save you money for as long as you live in your home.

The Thermal-TEK Insulation Process

The JP Pest Services Thermal-TEK Insulation process starts with a careful evaluation of the existing insulation system. Over the years, the recommended amount of attic insulation has significantly increased. Most homes have less than R-30 (R-Value). According to the Department of Energy, the current recommendation for this region is between R-49 and R-60. We will measure your current R-Value and evaluate whether it needs to be removed or simply augmented with a layer of cellulose on top to bring the system up to the recommended level.

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Our complete Thermal-TEK insulation process includes:

  • A recommendation for the amount of insulation we will add to the attic.
  • An installation of depth rulers throughout the attic to ensure proper application.
  • The installation of baffles to prevent obstruction of exterior attic ventilation.
  • A protection plan for cooling systems, fan motors, recessed lighting, and your attic access point.

DIY And Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

Some homeowners may think that insulating their attics is an easy DIY (do-it-yourself) project. However, there are a number of ways that an ambitious DIY homeowner can inadvertently create expensive and dangerous problems like fire hazards, ice dams, and mold.

Installing cellulose insulation is best left to professionals who understand ventilation and the hazards of electrical equipment and cooling systems that may or may not be covered with insulation.

Our trained Thermal-TEK Insulation installers know how to properly prepare a space for cellulose to ensure the product lives up to its safety and performance standards.

Get Insulated and Get Peace of Mind

Keeping your home pest-free, energy efficient and secured for any season can be as easy as getting outfitted with top-tier Thermal-TEK insulation. When the time comes to get your insulation project started, JP Wildlife Services can get you started on the right track. Consider insulation in your home today and be prepared for the invaders you may never even see coming.

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