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NU-WOOl Cellulose Insulation

NU-WOOL Premium Cellulose Insulation, Green Since 1949.
Save up to 40% on utility bills.

What is Nu-Wool Insulation?

Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is an energy-saving insulation made from recycled newspapers. 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 of up to 40%* on energy bills when compared to conventional insulation materials. In addition to energy savings, this environmentally friendly insulation provides a quiet, comfortable, draft-free home. Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is a product high in R-value (3.8 per inch), made by Nu-Wool Company, Inc., a business with more than 55 years of proven performace standards.

How is Nu-Wool WALLSEAL better than other insulation Materials?
Nu-Wool WALLSEAL is a premium insulation system. Homeowners, builders and architects choose Nu-Wool for significant energy savings, sound control, and overall comfort. The increased efficiency of the Nu-Wool WALLSEAL system, along with Nu-Wool Insulation in the attic, saves homeowners as much as 40%* on heating and cooling costs.

How does Nu-Wool compare in performance to other insulation products?
Nu-Wool WALLSEAL is sprayed in place, eliminating the voids and air pockets common with other insulation materials. 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.

Nu-Wool Company, Inc. has over 55 years of proven performance standards!

How much will I save in energy costs by using Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation?
While savings vary, owners of new homes with Nu-Wool save up to 40%* on energy bills when compared to conventionally insulated homes. your professional Nu-Wool installer can give you an idea of how much money you might save by using Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation. Install Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation in your home and enjoy comfort and savings!

The Benefits of Nu-Wool Insulation

A Naturally "GREEN" Product
Nu-Wool was GREEN long before Green Building existed. With its low embodied energy, high recycled content and superior energy saving performance, Nu-Wool Insulation is without question the GREENEST insulation product in the market place.

More than 55 years ago, Nu-Wool Company, Inc. began using recycled newspaper to manufacture its environmentally safe and effective cellulose insulation. Converting recycled paper to insulation used in the walls and attics of buildings helps keep it out of landfills, where it has the potential to pollute the environment. Recycling paper also reduces the number of trees used to produce new paper. The amount of Nu-Wol Premium Cellulose insulation in an average-sized new home is the equivalent of 39 trees!

  Nu_Wool processes over 150 tons of recycled paper each business day, and that number grows every year. That's the equivalent of 2,550 trees per day!
Using Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is more than a smart choice for its comfort and savings benefit, it is environmentally friendly even in the manufacturing process. Fiberglass insulation is made by melting sand and recovered glass in gas-fired furnaces. Cellulose Insulation is produced by processing post-consumer recovered paper through electrically driven mills. It takes at least 10 times more energy to make fiberglass insulation than to produce cellulose insulation.

The application process of Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is also GREEN, because all excess sprayed insulation is brushed off the wall and then vacuumed up to be reused resulting in no product waste. Even the product bags can be recycled!

Nu-Wool Insulation is without question the "GREENEST" insulation product in the marketplace.

How does Nu-Wool Insulation protect against mold?
Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is one of the few insulation products that contains a fungicide registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under federal law, a claim of mold resistance can only be made by a product which contains a fungicide registered with the EPA for use in that product. Registration is achieved only after rigorous testing to ensure that the borate based fungicide makes Nu-Wool Insulation resistant to the growth of mold, even when exposed to the conditions favorable to mold growth.

Nu-Wool Insulation contains an EPA registered fungicide, making it resistant to the growth of mold.
Buildings insulated with WALLSEAL have a noticeable "quietness".
The sharp sounds that easily transmit through conventionally insulated structures are subjued by the increased mass of the WALLSEAL system. Use Nu-Wool WALLSEAL to quiet the sound in laundry rooms, mechanical rooms, family rooms, theatre rooms, and walls containing noisy water pipes.

Choosing Nu-Wool is a "sound" decision for quieter, more comfortable homes.

GREEN SAVINGS Nu-Wool's higher "Effective R-value" results in savings of up to 40%* on heating and cooling costs.

"Real world" R-value**
R-value** is the measure of how well an insulation product resists the flow of heat or cold. Some insulation materials, through installation, have more leaks - reducing the "Effective R-value." Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation, when properly installed, greatly reduces aire leakage, providing a superior R-value in "real world" environments, where it counts. Nu-Wools higher "Effective R-value" results in energy savings of up to 40%* compared to conventional insulation.


How do you know if you need more insulation in your home?
Any one of the following conditions can be an indicator of inadequate insulation:
· Heating and cooling bills are high
· Rooms in the home feel drafty or uncomfortably warm
· The furnace or air conditioner runs constantly
· Outside noise is audible inside the house
· Snow melts quickly off the roof
· Icicles and ice damming occur on the roof


The best way to determine if you need additional insulation is to measure the depth of insulation currently in your attic. If there is less than R-49, (10 inches of fiberglass or rock wool, or 12-13 inches of cellulose), you could benefit by adding more insulation to your attic. Adding Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation on top of other types of insulation reduces air infiltration and improves the performance of your existing insulation.

If you attic has ample insulation and your home still feels drafty and cold in the winter, or too warm in the summer, the exterior walls may be not be sufficently insulated. Basements and crawl spaces need proper amounts of insulation as well. Of course, doors and windows chould also be checked for air leakage.

  Properly installing Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation in your home will create a thermal barrier designed to prevent heat from radiating into the home.
Even in triple digits, the home can still be cool and comfortable without turning up the air conditioning.

Ice dams not only indicate inadequate insulation, they can cause damage to the structure of the house. Heat escaping from the house through a poorly insulated attic warms the shingles on the roof, melting the snow, which runs down the roof to the eaves. When enough ice has formed at the eaves, it begins to stop or dam additiona water from draining off of the roof. The ice dam eventually grows under the shingles, causing the melted snow to enter the ceilings or walls.

Nu-Wool's Insulation is without question the "GREEENEST" insulation product in the marketplace.

  Does Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation provide sound control?
Yes! Nu-Wool reduces the movement of airborne sound from room to room and floor to floor. Homes insulated with Nu-Wool have a noticeable "quietness." Use Nu-Wool to quiet to quiet sound in laundry rooms, mechanical rooms, family rooms, theatre rooms, and walls containing noisy water pipes.

How is Nu-Wool Insulation installed?
Nu-Wool is installed by factory-trained professionals who know where, how, and how much insulation to install. These installers use specialized equipment designed for the application. They also check for proper ventilation and air sealing.

Nu-Wool reduces air infiltration better than conventional insulation materials, creating energy efficient buildings that feel warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.   Installers of Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation are equipped with the knowledge, training, and experience to perform the job quickly and thoroughly, with minium clean-up and limited inconvenience to the homeowner during installation. Plus, when Nu-Wool is professionally installed in your home, you'll enjoy all of the benefits of Nu-Wool support.

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