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The Basics of Insulation Blowing Machines

July 08, 2021

Blown-in insulation offers a lot more convenience in terms of its installation and effectiveness. Through the use of an insulation blowing machine, the whole process has become a lot easier and quicker, saving time and money while guaranteeing professional and reliable results.


In today’s blog, we will be going over the basics of using insulation blowing machines to install insulation in homes:


This modern insulation technology works by filling studs, attic floors, or joist cavities with loose materials that offer good insulation. When it comes to materials used for insulation, there are several options such as loose fiberglass fibers, styrofoam pellets, and cellulose materials. Cellulose materials are the most popular blown-in material used today because of their amazing insulation properties. It is often installed using an insulation blowing machine that blows the material through a hose, packing voids full of the material with ease.  


What makes blown-in insulation popular nowadays is the multiple advantages it brings to homeowners and contractors alike. It is the fastest kind of insulation to install, especially in harder to reach areas such as attics and other crawl spaces. In the case of insulating wall cavities, it is also a feasible and economical method that can ensure that insulation is improved without needing to remove the entire wall surface.


Installations in attics are typically at least a two-man job. One worker operates the insulation blowing machine while the other works around the attic with the hose, ensuring that all target spaces are adequately covered with the material. Once the insulation material has been fully laid in the attic, fiberglass insulation is usually added and spread on top of the existing material.


The process differs when it comes to insulating walls. First, the specialists need to create holes in each wall cavity for the loose-fill material to be blown in. Once that is done, the holes will be covered with plugs and be re-painted.


For more information on the best equipment used to insulate homes, check out the Heat Seal website!