Blown Insulation by JR Putman
Blown insulation, also called loose fill insulation, is commonly used to insulate existing structures that previously had no insulation, or where additional insulation is needed.
It is made up of loose particles which are blown into an attic or into wall cavities, which are the spaces between the interior and exterior walls of a building. Since even distribution of the material is important, and because special pneumatic equipment is required, installation is usually done by a professional.
Using blown insulation has many advantages. It is fairly economical, and is much easier to install in hard-to-reach areas, as well as working around obstacles such as chimneys or stove vents. Blown-in insulation is eco-friendly because it makes use of recycled materials. It can be used as the primary type of insulation, or it can be added to other types of insulation to help fill in the gaps and provide an additional heat barrier.
The insulation has millions of tiny air pocks that give it that strong insulating power. It’s further conditioned through the length of the hose, and bounces its way up to your attic, increasing the number of air pockets and increasing the insulation even more.
We understand your locality’s building codes and regulations. In the U.S., the National Electric Code (NEC) forbids blown-in insulation in older homes with certain types of outdated wiring systems, because overheating wires can create a fire hazard. JR Putman will be able to advise you on the best type of insulation for your particular structure
Quick and easy:
- A 1,000 sq. ft. attic will take less than 4 hours to fully insulate
- Provides easy clean-up
- Puts the insulation where you want it
- No mess
- Safe and reliable
- Low amounts of dust.