JLC · AUGUST 1989
Smooth installation and good
performance rely on good prep work
Cellulose insulation is a mixture of paper
stock and chemicals ground together. The
chemicals regard fire and inhibit corrosion.
Cellulose is widely used to insulate
ceilings and wall cavities in retrofits.
More recently, it has grown in use in new
construction, as well, in a wet spray-on
form (see "Spray It," JLC/NEB 8/87).
I've been installing spray cellulose
insulation for some time now, and
obviously I prefer it over fiberglass. I
believe it makes for a tighter building. But
the installation process is quite different
than for fiberglass. If you decide to use this
type of insulation in your houses, here are