Dense Packing Insulation for Walls:
Dense packing insulation creates a complete air seal, eliminates air infiltration, and maximizes R-value, meaning less heating and cooling losses for a more comfortable home environment and a lower energy bill.
Dense packing insulation is a highly efficient insulation option that comes with many benefits. Not only will your energy bill be lower, but it will also protect against moisture, mold, pests, and fire. It’s also a green option, as cellulose is made primarily of recycled materials.
Because of the seasonal extremes we experience here in Eau Claire, WI, it can be difficult to maintain a comfortable, draft-free home. Dense packing insulation makes it easier by reducing heating and cooling losses, meaning during the winter you’ll keep the heat in, and during the summer you’ll keep the heat out. This also leads to a lower energy bill, and may even make you eligible for certain rebates and tax credits.
We install the cellulose at 4 pounds of pressure which does not allow the cellulose to settle over time. Dense packing is most commonly done to the exterior walls of an existing home, and at key juncture points.
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The Dense Packing Process:
First, we inspect the structure and framing of the home to determine if dense packing insulation is a suitable option.
Then we remove a row of siding above and below windows around the perimeter of the home. We drill 2-inch holes in each stud cavity, allowing us to insert the correct sized dense packing insulation tube.
Each cavity is then filled at the proper pressure. The proper pressure ensures that the cellulose will not settle over time and reduce the effectiveness of your sidewall dense packing insulation. The tube is removed and plugs are installed to seal off the cavities.
The last step is re-installing the siding back exactly how it was. Most dense packing insulation projects are done in one day!