Aren’t all insulations the same?No. Absolutely not. The R-value listed on insulation products is a standard that comes from laboratory testing. Real world tests demonstrate just how vastly superior Applegate Cellulose Insulation® is in comparison to conventional fiberglass.
For example, Researchers at Oak Ridge Laboratory found that, “R-19 (glass fiber) batts have an R-value of 13.7 when installed as commonly found in actual walls.”1 And other tests determined that on the hottest and coldest days, fiberglass’ efffectiveness decreases while Applegate Cellulose Insulation® maintains its full insulation value.2
Applegate Insulation® has an R-value of 3.8 per inch, nearly twice as much as typical blown fiberglass!
How is that possible?
The walls, ceilings, and floors are full of odd shaped cavities and obstacles like plumbing, air ducts, and wiring. According to Guardian Fiberglass, “About half of all wall cavities in residential construction are nonstandard in width and height, or obstructed with wiring pipes and other things. Any void area in conventional batt insulation can reduce the R-value significantly.”
For insulation to work effectively it must completely fill around these obstructions without voids or gaps.
The Applegate® Difference
Applegate Cellulose Insulation® is sprayed or blown into walls, conforming to your home and surrounding you and your family with a tight thermal barrier.
Fiberglass batts, on the other hand, are cut and pieced together, leaving voids that reduce it’s ability to insulate. So even though it may be less expensive to install initially, fiberglass batts do not deliver the same effective insulation properties as Applegate®.
Sealing the building envelope with a seamless blanket of natural fibers, Applegate® can also be installed in attics and cathedral ceilings. Applegate Stabilized Cellulose® Insulation locks in place and virtually eliminates dust and settling.
“Utility bills were 32% lower in the cellulose insulated
-Leominster Housing Authority
Another study compared fiberglass and cellulose insulation in attics.3 Both started at R-19, but fiberglass started to lose its effective R-value as temperatures dropped to just 32º! It went on to lose up to 50% of its effective R-value as temperatures continued to drop.
Applegate Cellulose Insulation®, however, not only maintained its R-value; its insulation effectiveness actually increased to more than an R-20 as temperatures were lowered below -18º F! When you choose Applegate Cellulose Insulation®, you will receive what you paid for!