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What Is Cellulose Insulation?

Cellulose, which form the basis of JP Pest Services Thermal-TEK Insulation, is made from clean, recycled paper and cardboard. This product provides not only dramatic energy efficiency but also resistance to fire, moisture, mold, and pests.

Long-Term Savings From Quality Insulation

New England homeowners are investing in blow-in cellulose insulation for their homes’ attics because it saves them money. The unique properties of Thermal-TEK make it highly efficient in Thermal Resistance (R-value) and highly effective at resisting air-flow between the attic and your living space. The result is that more heat is contained inside of your living space throughout the winter, making it less expensive to heat your home. Also, quality insulation keeps hot attic air out of your living space during the summer, making it less expensive to keep your home cool.

A home insulated with a cellulose product is 38% tighter vs. one with a fiberglass product.* With energy prices rising, Thermal-TEK Cellulose Insulation will quickly pay for itself and save you money for as long as you live in your home.

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The Thermal-TEK Insulation Process

The JP Pest Services Thermal-TEK Insulation process starts with a careful evaluation of the existing insulation system. Over the years, the recommended amount of attic insulation has significantly increased. Most homes have less than R-30 (R-Value). According to the Department of Energy, the current recommendation for this region is between R-49 and R-60. We will measure your current R-Value and evaluate whether it needs to be removed or simply augmented with a layer of cellulose on top to bring the system up to the recommended level.

Our complete insulation process includes a recommendation for the amount of insulation we will add to the attic; an installation of depth rulers throughout the attic to ensure proper application; the installation of baffles to prevent obstruction of exterior attic ventilation; and a protection plan for cooling systems, fan motors, recessed lighting, and your attic access point.

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DIY And Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

Some homeowners may think that insulating their attics is an easy DIY (do-it-yourself) project. However, there are a number of ways that an ambitious DIY homeowner can inadvertently create expensive and dangerous problems like fire hazards, ice dams, and mold. Installing cellulose insulation is best left to professionals who understand ventilation and the hazards of electrical equipment and cooling systems that may or may not be covered with insulation. Our trained Thermal-TEK Insulation installers know how to properly prepare a space for cellulose to ensure the product lives up to its safety and performance standards.

Thermal-TEK Insulation Is Green

Thermal-TEK Insulation is made from recycled paper materials. Blown-in Cellulose insulation provides outstanding performance while being the top environmental choice on the market today. Green options are an important consideration when choosing the materials you use in your home.

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*Fiber Glass vs. Cellulose Installed Performance, Soontorn Boonyartikarn, Arch. D., and Scott R. Spiezle, M. Arch, University of Colorado Graduate School of Architecture, 1990.

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