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Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is an energy-saving insulation made from recycled paper. With its superior thermal and air infiltration properties, it is installed in both attics and walls of residential and commercial buildings. This environmentally friendly, “GREEN” insulation provides savings on energy bills*. In addition to energy savings, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation provides a quiet, comfortable, draft-free home. Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is a product high in R-Value (3.8 per inch), manufactured by Nu-Wool Co., Inc., a business with more than 65 years of proven performance standards.

How does Nu-Wool compare in performance to other insulation products?
Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is sprayed in place, eliminating the voids and air pockets common with other insulation materials when installed in wall cavities using the Nu-Wool WALLSEAL system.  Density, or weight per cubic foot, which is important in reducing air infiltra­tion and increasing “Effective R-Value”, is more consistent with the Nu-Wool WALLSEAL system. The builder and the homeowner can actually see the insulation in place and know that all of the areas in the wall are insulated.

Questions To Ask Your Builder

How much insulation will be used?
Building codes and energy codes prescribe the minimum R-Values of insulation in new construction.  Check with your state or local building officials office to verify the minimum R-Values in your location.  When adding insulation to existing homes, Nu-Wool Co., Inc. recommends following the guidelines of the US Department of Energy:  At least R-13 in the walls and R-60 in the attics.

Will the insulation affect the sizing of the furnace and air conditioning units?
By using energy-saving Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation, heating and cooling equipment can be properly sized. "Right-sizing" HVAC equipment will likely save money during construction as well as every month on utility bills.

What can be done to make the house less noisy from room to room?
Noise problems are a common complaint from homeowners, apartment dwellers and condominium owners. Many builders do not realize that common building practices do little to stop the transmission of noise within a structure. Because of its density, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is a superior soundproofing insulation. Find out more...

What measures will be taken to prevent noisy pipes?
Water pipes in walls, floors and ceilings can be noisy at times. Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation properly installed around water pipes not only reduces noise generated by the pipes, but also reduces condensation on cold water pipes as well as heat loss from hot water pipes.

Can ice dams on the roof be prevented?
The preferred method of preventing ice dams in non-cathedral roofs is to properly ventilate and insulate. Energy efficient roofs minimize problems with ice dams because they keep the entire roof cold. There is little difference in temperature between the part of the roof inside the perimeter of the outside walls and the part covering the eves or overhangs. Thus, melting and refreezing is minimized. Insulating to prevent heat leaks and sealing against air leaks between the inside of the building and the attic are the best ways to achieve a cold roof. Find out more...

What about bedrooms above the garage?
Bedrooms over the garage are often unnecessarily colder in the winter and warmer in the summer than the rest of the house. Properly insulating under the floor and around the duct work with Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation can help prevent uncomfortable differences in these "bonus" rooms.