About AFT Cellulose Insulation
Advanced Fiber Technology's cellulose insulation is quickly becoming the most
recommended choice of insulation contractors and professional installers like
R-Tek Insulation of Northeast Ohio.
Why? Because when cellulose insulation is installed in all the necessary places
such as attics, walls, ceilings, underflooring and crawlspaces, it provides the
owner of the structure with superior cost-saving benefits that alternative
insulation material do not.
It also provides a more comfortable, quiet and safe structure giving you
unbeatable, continuous comfort & energy savings year round.
Each year cellulose insulation continues to gain market acceptance in the
US and Canada, resulting in a steady climb in annual sales over the one-quarter
billion dollar mark.
A Closer Look At Performance
Continuous Comfort & Energy Savings
Our insulation material offers continuous comfort & energy savings on many levels
for all types of structures because:
- Cellulose Insulation creates a 100% seamless seal and is 36% tighter than fiberglass
- Cellulose Insulation has a higher density than fiberglass
- Cellulose Insulation doesn't decline in its stated R-value under temperature ranges
The majority of wall cavities within a structure are either irregular in size or
contain piping, electrical wiring and other obstructions. This makes it impractical
to achieve a perfect fit without Compressing batt insulation or making special cuts.
Cellulose insulation uniformly fills all wall cavities creating a continuous barrier
from air flow, sound infiltrations and temperature changes.
At the left is a graph showing the results of a study conducted by
Oak Ridge National Laboratories which found that cellulose insulation installed in
attics maintains its R-value consistency through a wider ranger of changes in
temperature than loose-fill fiberglass.
As the temperature difference (inside vs. outside) gets greater, the thermal
performance of fiberglass declines by 50 percent while the performance of cellulose
A follow-up study by Oak Ridge National Laboratories found that adding a minimum of two
inches of cellulose on top of the loose-fill fiberglass corrected the air convection
problems and loss of thermal performance.
Installed by Professionals
Whether for new construction or retrofitting purposes, installing cellulose
insulation is a fast and easy way to increase energy savings and comfort all year.
Dry adhesives are added to the fibers and misted with water to create a stabilized
High powered hoses spray insulation into wall and attic cavities. It instantly clings
to the areas, filling every crevasse. Once all cavities are filled, excess material is
scrubbed from the walls, leaving a smooth surface.
The excess insulation is vacuumed and returned to the blowing machine to be recycled.
Unbeatable Safety Built In
Advanced Fiber Technology's cellulose insulation meets or exceeds flame resistance
specifications set by all federal, state and local building authorities.
It does not melt like fiberglass does when the temperature exceeds 350 degrees
Fahrenheit: Instead, it slows the spread of fire by blocking flames and hot gases
while restricting the availability of oxygen in insulated walls and attics.
During the manufacturing process, our cellulose insulation is treated With Specially
engineered and highly effective fire retardant Chemicals. The final result is an
invaluable built-in safety feature.
Structures insulated with cellulose insulation have an additional 15 minutes of burn
resistance in comparison to those with non-insulated 2x4 Wood framed walls or those
insulated with conventional fiberglass batts. And in the face of fire, every minute counts.
An environmentally Friendly Product
Advanced Fiber Technology's cellulose insulation is friendly to the environment because
it is a recycled product manufactured from engineered wood fiber obtained primarily from
common waste Paper.
By recycling the wastepaper into a valuable, safe and cost-efficient insulation for
homes and buildings, Advanced Fiber technology is helping to reduce landfill waste and
lower energy consumption.
When you choose cellulose insulation, you are "helping the environment by converting
recycled wastepaper into tomorrow’s products."
Year round energy savings & continuous comfort.
Cellulose....it's naturally better insulation
Still not convinced of the Superiority of Cellulose Insulation?
Then please read the following pages.
R-TEK Insulation is your insulation contractor of choice.
If you have any questions regarding commercial or home insulation please do not hesitate
to call us at: (330) 753-8394. We will be more than happy to assist you.