Why your choice of insulation material matters
You may not spend much time thinking about the impact of insulation beyond its benefits to your home or office. But insulation has a significant impact on your environment – inside and out. More than you may realize. Insulation, by reducing the amount of energy required to heat or cool a building, is environmentally friendly.
Fiberglass vs. Cellulose
While fiber glass insulation helps keep our homes and buildings comfortable and energy efficient, the energy being saved is also reducing our nation’s fuel consumption and reliance on foreign sources of oil. Additionally, by reducing energy consumption, our country prevents millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year, reducing the effects of global warming.
And because fiber glass insulation :
- Made using recycled and renewable materials, like glass
- It reduces the consumption of non-renewables
- Reduces the need for landfill space
Cellulose Insulation is one of the greenest building products in the world. Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newsprint and other paper sources, paper that might otherwise end up in landfills, releasing greenhouse gases as it decomposed. Cellulose Insulation
- takes less energy to make than any other insulation material.
- highest level of recycled content in the insulation industry – up to 85%. Cellulose insulation is made with recycled paper, paper that might otherwise end up in a landfill.
- by utilizing recycled paper, helps prevent the release of the greenhouse gas methane which would result if that same paper were sent to a landfill to decompose.
- Cellulose insulation scrap is recovered and recycled on-site.
Let Smart Roofing Systems help you help the Earth. Call today to learn about Green Insulation and other energy savings solutions.