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Blown In Attic Insulation in Huntsville, AL

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All About Blown In Insulation in Huntsville, AL

Blown in insulation is perhaps the most common type of insulation for attics in Huntsville and all of North Alabama. Whether your home is 50 years old or brand new, chances are your attic has blown-in insulation.

The 3 most common types of blown-in insulation:

- Cellulose

- Fiberglass

- Rockwool

There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of insulation, so here is a breakdown of each type to help you decide on what type of insulation you may choose for your attic.


Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspaper, and is typically the most affordable type. Cellulose is usually treated with chemicals to make it flame retardant, and to have anti-pest properties.

Cellulose insulation is somewhat heavy, but it is also the "greenest" and most environmentally friendly. It has excellent thermal properties, but does create dust when blown-in or disturbed.


Fiberglass insulation is made from, well, glass! It's not as environmentally friendly as cellulose, but fiberglass is much lighter in weight. It may be an irritant to your skin and eyes when disturbing it, but it does not make as much dust during installation. Fiberglass is also about 1.5 times the cost of cellulose.


Rockwool insulation is made from minerals. Rockwool is relatively environmentally-friendly, but is about just as heavy as cellulose. It too has excellent thermal properties like cellulose and fiberglass, but is the most expensive material of the three.

Whether you are choosing to cellulose, fiberglass or rockwool, Insulation Plus in Huntsville, AL can help you with any of the three. In addition to blown-in attic insulation, Insulation Plus also provides insulation removal, batt insulation removal and installation, air sealing, rodent droppings cleanup, attic cleanup and other home envelope improvement items.

Call Insulation Plus today for a free attic inspection at 256-258-8010

Serving Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, Athens, Scottsboro and all surrounding areas.

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