Dense-packing insulation is a method of blowing insulation (typically cellulose) into tight, hard to reach spaces at a density of 3.5 lbs per cubic foot. Areas that it can be recommended for include floors, bay windows, cantilevers, walls and cathedral ceilings. During our energy audit, we’ll test and identify areas in your home that are most suitable for dense packed insulation, which our crews of weatherization technicians have been trained to install.
Benefits of Dense-packed Insulation
- Uniform r-value - Blown insulation conforms perfectly to all imperfections & oddities in framing & cavities, reducing or eliminating gaps, compressions & voids that are inevitable with batts, giving it a uniform and overall higher r-value.
- Air-sealing properties - Insulation blown at at least 3.5 lbs per cubic foot also acts as an air barrier, cutting down the air leakage in the house.
- Provides Excellent Sound Control – All the gaps and voids in the walls and around the pipes are filled, improving the sound control provided by insulation compared to only using fiberglass batts.
- Easy way to accessing hard to reach areas – Blowing insulation is an excellent alternative to removing siding or having to tear apart a wall from the inside in order to insulate it with batts.