We are proud to offer GreenFiber for our product insulation.
- Natural Cellulose designed to be made with the least amount of energy
- Made from 85% of recycled paper
- Asbestos and Formaldehyde Free
- GreenFiber diverts up to 350,000 tons of paper out of landfills annually!
- All Natural Sound and Heat Reduction
- Flame Retardant
- Insulation doesn’t have to be bad for the environment!
The bottom line for homeowners is that it is possible to achieve greater comfort and lower energy bills* at the same time, through tighter construction and better insulation. Whether it’s our loose-fill cellulose used for insulating attics, or our stabilized insulation for protecting your entire home, GreenFiber Insulation gives you a durable, cost-effective solution to your insulation needs.
What is R-Value?
Insulate Against the Seasons
The R-value of GreenFiber Insulation, or its ability to stop heat transfer, remains consistent through a greater temperature and application range, keeping heat in during the winter, and out during the summer.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission developed an insulation rating mechanism to help end the false and misleading claims about insulation that once abounded. Called R-value, this rating is based on a laboratory measurement, the R-factor, which reflects a material’s ability to stop or slow heat transfer. When you’re shopping for insulation or talking to your builder, understanding R-value can help you make intelligent choices about insulation. But, in the real world environment of your side walls and attic, there are variables that change how that insulation will perform.
For one thing, R-value changes with extreme temperatures. So attic insulation rated R-38 will perform at a different R-value at 20°F below zero.
So R-value is a useful measurement of thermal resistance, but it’s important to remember that R-value is just one piece of the equation. If a house isn’t properly sealed and there are gaps in the insulation, a high R-value isn’t going to keep that home comfortable. Heat seeks cold spots in much the same way that water runs down a drain, or rain finds its way to a hole in the roof. It doesn’t matter if the rest of the roof is performing to specification if water finds the one hole. Because it forms a seamless protective blanket, GreenFiber Insulation effectively fills those gaps.