Applegate Cellulose Insulation...
The investment you make with Cellulose Insulation today will benefit you for a lifetime.
Applegate Cellulose Insulation has a higher density, R-value and a superior application method than many other insulations. Applegate Insulation provides superb energy savings along with a significant reduction in air infiltration, resulting in outstanding long-term value and return on investment. Applegate Cellulose Insulation is also made of up to 85% American recycled materials, making Applegate one of the greenest insulations.
Applegate Cellulose Insulation meets and often exceeds tough fire standards providing increased safety and peace of mind. Many of the properties of Applegate Cellulose Insulation which result in fire resistance and a reduction in air infiltration also contribute to Applegates' superior performance in abating airborne sound.
Regardless of the age of your home, we're confident that you'll agree that Applegate is your insulation solution. If you are an insulation contractor, architect, or manufactured home builder, you'll want to thoroughly investigate Applegate's impeccable reputation of supplying the industry with the finest insulation products for over three decades. Applegate Insulation is the sustainable solution to your home energy, sound control and safety needs.
Insulating Attics With The Stabalized Installation Method...
With a self-contained dry adhesive, Applegate Stabilized Insulation® is designed to be damp-sprayed into and completely fill and insulate walls and attic voids by forming a unique structural conforming seamless blanket to significantly reduce the flow of heat, virtually eliminate air infiltration and airborne sound transmissions.
Applegate Stabilized Cellulose Insulation can reduce your utility bill by up to 40%; as Applegate Insulation® not only greatly reduces the flow of heat, but by also significantly reducing the amount of air which can enter your home. Outside air which enters a building can carry; the outside temperature, moisture and pollutants into a home, causing high utility bills as well as structural damage or even health problems. Applegate Insulation®, by reducing air infiltration, also helps to keep the conditioned air already inside your home where it belongs!
Applegate Stabilized Cellulose Insulation® is field proven with Applegate's Spray-In Insulation System; a comprehensive and advanced installation system designed for use in attics and between floors.
With the Stabalized Installation Method we can guarentee the insulation in your attic will not settle over time and continues to perform for years to come.
Insulating Walls With The Dense Packing Installation Method...
When cellulose is pneumatically installed at high velocity to densities greater than 3.5 pounds per square foot, it acquires a unique air sealing property. In this process, the material behaves as a liquid, flowing into obscure bypasses and solidifying them.
Dense packing (DP) solves air movement problems critical to building performance that would be impractical to access or repair in any other way. So it is a pillar of weatherization practice and indispensable to the revitalization of old buildings.
Building cavities subjected to wind, stack, or mechanical pressure move enormous amounts of conditioned air. Common insulation methods do little to stop this flow, so the insulation performance is degraded, and the larger convective heat losses continue. DP forms a perfect injection molded block in these cavities that stops the air movement and delivers real control of conductive heat loss too.
Tolerance to compaction is a critical property of cellulose. Unlike mineral based insulations, organic fiber is cellular in nature and inherently non-conductive. Trapped air is only one part of its insulating ability. Compacting cellulose insulation would ultimately reduce its R-value to that of wood. If we compact fiberglass to the same degree, we would get the insulation performance of glass. When we need to get air sealing by tightly packing insulation, cellulosic fibers such as cotton and paper retain their resistance to conduction and mineral fibers don't.
Building cavities are dense packed by inserting a pipe, tube, or hose down the entire length of the passage. A powerful insulation blower delivers a lean mixture of cellulose and air at about a hundred feet per second. Initially the cavity is pressurized with a cloud of insulation. The air flows out through every crack and pinhole carrying fine particles of insulation. The holes are clogged with insulation until they stop flowing and the cavity fills with a loose pile. Then the cellulose chunks charging down the tube start to slam into the loose pile and pack it. When it becomes very tight, it plugs the end of tube and stalls the insulation blower. The tube is quickly pulled back until the tip finds more loose insulation. The flow and packing process starts again and this continues until the entire cavity is solid.
Now this part of the building shell is an efficient part of the thermal envelope. The area is insulated to a real R-3.8 per inch because there is a real pressure barrier built into the assembly to stop air flow and protect the insulation.
What About Fire Safety?
Applegate Cellulose Insulation® is one of a few building materials used in homes that is commonly treated with fire retardants. Applegates' premium products go the extra mile with fire retardancy by using a unique, two-stage process that injects both dry and liquid fire retardants to saturate the cellulose fibers. This results in an exceptional insulation that meets and often exceeds stringent fire safety standards, helping protect you and your family.
Applegate Cellulose Insulation's ability to add fire resistance is not limited to fire retardants, it also limits the amount of oxygen which can support a fire. Applegate Insulation® gives occupants additional time to reach safety during a fire, unlike fiberglass which can actually decrease the amount of time a fire needs to destroy a wall. That's right! The National Research Council Canada wrote, "...the fire resistance performance of an assembly with glass fibre insulation in the wall cavity was slightly lower than that of a non-insulated assembly." Applegate Cellulose Insulation® greatly restricts the amount of oxygen available to support combustion, preventing a chimney effect in which hot air and fire can race up a wall to a ceiling or attic where the fire can endanger the entire home