Cellulose Insulation - 100% Borate Cellulose
is one of the highest quality insulation products on the
market today. Cellulose insulation is made from
recycled newspaper* and 100%
borate fire retardant chemical. With
cellulose, you will start recognizing the financial benefit almost
of cellulose insulated homes typically report heating
and cooling bills up to 40% lower than homes with other types of
insulation. Cellulose insulation pays back the
extra cost in just a few years. After that, it's all saved dollars
for the homeowner!
100% borate cellulose insulation is certified by the following agencies:
& D Services
Insulation Mfg. Association
Society of Testing Materials
State Agricultural Departments
Consumer Products Safety Commission
100% Borate Cellulose?
gives superior performance and safety in all the areas that count:
PROTECTION - 100% Borate Cellulose Insulation meets or exceeds
all federal insulation standards.
CONTROL - Thermal performance of insulation
is measured in R-Values. The higher the R-Value, the more the
material resists the flow of heat, the better it insulates.
100% borate cellulose insulation has a more effective R-Value
per inch than fiberglass or rock wool.
CONTROL - Cellulose fibers are short, hollow,
and interlocking, allowing for high absorption of sound waves,
thus reducing noise produced by plumbing, appliances, and outside
sources. 100% borate cellulose insulation eliminates the voids
and gaps which allows sound to penetrate or escape a structure.
SUPERIORITY OF BORATE - Our cellulose
insulation is made using 100% Boron 10. This flame retardant
system overcomes the negative character of other chemicals and has no ammonium off-gasing.
Borates are a recognized wood preservative as well as a fungicide
and insecticide control, especially as related to treatment
of wood. Benefits include:
Pests - For a complete registered pest control
insulation, ask for our Thermolok InCide® PC Insulation.
Yet Safe - 100% borate has the reputation
for innovative excellence. With the most accurate and comprehensive
toxicity study in the industry. We support our customer with
uncompromised safety data. A copy of the report is available
Our 100% borate
cellulose insulation is non-toxic, non-irritating, and contains
no formaldehyde, no asbestos, fiberglass, mineral wool, and
contains no ammonium sulfate.
Fungus - Borates have long been known to be
an excellent mildew and fungus control, while alternative
fire retardants used by other cellulose manufacturers can
actually foster unwanted growth.
STANDARDS - Our 100% borate cellulose insulation is
subject to standards more stringent than those required for
most other brands of insulation. This provides an assurance
of quality and consistency for both residential and commercial
cellulose insulation is one of the highest quality cellulose insulation brands
available, manufactured and distributed to exacting standards
to assure consistency and uniform high quality. It is manufactured
from natural fibers, chemically treated to meet the safety standards
of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission for flame resistance
and the ability to resist corrosion.
more information about 100% borate cellulose, please visit
website at: www.mtfiber.com
Barrier is a multi-layer, reflective type of insulation,
available in rolls of various widths and lengths, that reflects radiant
heat back to its source. Two outer layers of aluminum foil reflect
up to 97% of radiant heat. Each layer of foil is bonded to a tough
layer of polyethylene for strength. Two inner layers resist conductive
heat flow, while a center layer reinforces it.
It Works: Radiant heat, the major source of heat flow, is energy in
the form of infrared waves. It travels at the speed of light, even
through a vacuum, and is either transmitted through, absorbed into,
or reflected by any material it contacts. Air, water and glass, for
example, transmit visible light in varying degrees. A white surface,
such as snow, reflects it; a black surface absorbs it. Radiant barrier
insulation reflects up to 97% of the radiant energy striking its surface.
other words, in the hot summer months, radiant barrier reflects the
sun's rays while retaining interior heat.
Information: Most insulation is measured by R-values, which is the
thermal resistance of the product. For a reflective insulation to
be most effective, it must be installed with airspaces. The thermal
value of the insulation system will vary depending on the size of
the airspaces and the direction of heat flow. This is why with just
radiant barrier, we can achieve several different R-values.
There are different types of fiberglass insulation and a number of manufacturers. Fiberglass inslation commonly comes in batts or blankets and can also be blown in. McHale's Insulation can advise you on the appropriate type and R-value to use for your climate code, and application to meet today's energy efficiency standards.
Most attics in the Bay Area are non-conditioned (they are not temperature controlled) so insulation needs to be installed on the attic's floor, rather than attached to the underside of the roof. Upgrading your home's attic insulation with an energy efficient insulation from McHale's will normally result in a noticeable improvement.
Bay Area homes built in the early 1970's or before likely were not constructed with any insulation in the walls. McHale's Insulation specializes in Injectable Cellulose insulation that can easily be used to fill wall cavities without removing the existing drywall (Sheetrock). With only a couple of small holes between each stud, we can insert the insulation and fill the walls resulting in a significant reduction in heat transfer. You also get the added bonus of increased sound insulation to keep out unwanted noise. Holes are spackled and walls are left ready for touch-up texturing and painting.
This area of homes is often skipped when upgrading insulation, but can make a big difference. When heat rises in a room, cold air from beneath the sub-flooring rises to take its place. Therefore insulating floors can make a home more comfortable and reduce PG&E bills. McHale's Insulation recommends homeowners install a vapor barrier on the ground in damp or musty crawl spaces and also between the floor and insulation.
McHale's Insulation can remove old insulation prior to remodeling work being done at
your home. Cost depends on the amount of material being removed, its type and thickness, accessibility issues, and other factors. McHale's can provide you with a free inspection of the existing material to determine if it's still effective and whether or not it needs to be replaced.