|Cellulose Insulation||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Design Coalition Inc. (designcomail.execpc.com)|
|Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 15:40:21 -0500|
Cellulose insulation is one of the best insulation choices, IMO, for both envirnomental and energy reasons. We've found that the method of application (wet vs. dry) is more a function of your chosen construction method and the skills and preference of your installer. With wet-blown in the walls, it's important that the insulation be able to dry before it is fully enclosed -- a construction sequencing issue, and one which depends a great deal on the skill of the individual who is handling the installation machinery (less water the better). We've also had success dry-blowing cellulose into new wall cavities, exactly as would be done in a remodeling situation, before the drywall is finished. Here again, the key to a good installation is the knack of the installer to place the material under the proper pressure, and making sure that no cavities are missed. And the two techniques are not mutually exclusive; right now, we're designing for an project that will have areas of both wet- and dry-blown wall insulation, depending on the specific situation. It is a small effort for an experienced installer to provide both techniques on the same job. Lou Host-Jablonski, AIA Design Coalition Inc., Architects 2088 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI 53704 designco [at] execpc.com 608/246-8846 (voice) 608/246-8670 (fax)
Cellulose Insulation Dee Dishon, April 28 1998
- Cellulose Insulation Design Coalition Inc., April 28 1998
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