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GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation

By: Jodi Marks

Not only can additional insulation reduce your energy bills and make your home more comfortable, but GreenFiber cellulose insulation is made from 85% recycled material and uses 10% less energy to make. It can be blown or damp sprayed into walls, floors, and attics. The natural fibers are treated with a nontoxic chemical for flame resistance and are guaranteed for the life of your home. GreenFiber insulation is available at The Home Depot stores.

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  • chris Says:
    February 3rd, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Can u blow the green fiber they sell at homedepot in your walls without ordering a diffrent kind specifically for walls and if you can, can you spay it in regular or do u have to wet it down?


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    Ben Erickson Says:
    November 3rd, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Hi Renee,
    You can find comparative information on the R-value of different types of insulation on our website at Insulation R-Value.



  • renee Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    i have to insulate my attic but i have about r-8.0 that is settled and i would like to put it up to r-50 .i would like to know how much more blow in insulation i need ,and how thick we need to put on top of the old blow in



  • Tom Bagwell Says:
    May 5th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I have to insulate my attic over the existing and very old blown in fiberglass. I am reeling from the various “facts” of cellulose vs. fiberglass. Which is the best? Is there really a fire hazard from cellulose?


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    Ben Erickson Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Jan,
    If the exterior isn’t brick, you can use a hole saw to remove plugs in the siding into each stud cavity, blow insulation in, and caulk the plugs back in place. This option usually works best when you plan to cover over the existing siding with vinyl or some other material to hide the plugs.



  • Jan Says:
    April 13th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Older home built in 1972, walls need to be insullated. I don’t want to tear down the sheetrock, as there isn’t anything wrong with it. Suggestions? Jan


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