Cellulose and fibreglass are two of the most common insulation products, and their popularity is due mostly to their being the most inexpensive and easy-to-install products available on the market. Tropical Insulation chooses to insulate with cellulose for a variety of reasons.
Cellulose is specifically engineered to provide superior thermal performance over a wide range of climatic conditions and offers a variety of significant benefits such as:
- Improved safety during installation
- Soundproofing acoustical properties
- Cost efficiency
- Non-toxic home environment
- Made of recycled organic materials
- Energy savings
- Environmental sustainability
- Increased fire resistance
- Resistance to pests, mould and moisture
Cellulose insulation is a grey fibrous insulation material manufactured from of up to 87% recycled paper products and is one of the most environmentally friendly types of insulation available. Compared to fibreglass, cellulose is produced from mostly locally-sourced recycled paper (newsprint) diverted from landfill lowering waste and its carbon off-gassing, reducing our overall global carbon footprint.
A huge benefit of using cellulose is the long-term energy savings you can enjoy. In most homes, you can save between 15-25% on your heating and cooling bills after insulating with cellulose because it effectively reduces conductive heat flow, the most significant form of heat loss in a home. Cellulose is a great choice for re-insulating and retrofitting homes, from attics to walls to basements. A properly insulated attic is considered the most cost-effective way to reduce energy consumption in residential properties
At Tropical Insulation we are greatly concerned with the safety of both our team members and our clients. That is why we choose to insulate with cellulose only. Cellulose is eco-friendly and made up of organic materials, which makes it a safer product for your home. In addition to the benefit of a comfortable and safe household, our insulators also benefit from not being exposed to harsh chemicals that can be included in other insulating materials. With no known off-gas effects and its particular ability to control air moisture (which prevents the formation of mould spores), cellulose insulation is often the insulation of choice for those who wish to safely “go green.”
Tropical Insulation is proud to use Climatizer Plus™ cellulose insulation. Climatizer Plus™ is a loose-fill blown-in cellulose fibre insulation that is manufactured in Ontario, Canada by Climatizer Insulation. It has been certified by the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) ECOLOGO™ program and undergoes additional third-party laboratory testing as required by federal and provincial regulatory bodies.
Since 1983, cellulose has been our insulation of choice, allowing a safe working environment for our installers and the best choice within its application range for our customers.