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Looking for a way to insulate your home that will help you save on energy costs, keep you warm in winter, cool in summer, is enviro-friendly and typically done from outside your home, without ripping out interior drywall? Northern is here for you with cellulose insulation.
Northern exclusively uses Nu-Wool insulation.
Choose Nu-Wool to ensure premium performance • GREEN product – Consists of 86% recycled paper making it one of the greenest insulation products on the marketplace • Energy Savings – Save on heating and cooling costs* • Superior Sound Control – Notice the “quietness” with Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation • Competitively Priced – One of the best values on the market • Class A Fire Rating • UL Classified – Nu-Wool is the longest running UL classified product in the cellulose insulation industry Established in 1949, Nu-Wool Co., Inc. manufactures environmentally friendly cellulose insulation materials. Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is a superior product designed for use in walls, attics and floors of new and existing residential and commercial structures. Made from recycled paper, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation has superior thermal and air-infiltration properties, creates quiet and draft-free buildings, and saves on energy bills. The performance of Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is backed by an industry-leading 3-year Energy Guarantee on new construction homes insulated with Nu-Wool. Nu-Wool Co., Inc. is the longest running cellulose insulation manufacturer in the world. When it comes to choosing insulation, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is not only the GREEN choice but also the superior choice.
Nu-Wool cellulose insulation made primarily from over-issue newsprint, along with other high-quality over-issue paper sources, and carefully selected post-consumer newsprint, typically from paper drives. As just one example, if a New England newspaper printed 1,000,000 copies yesterday, but only sold 750,000, a cellulose insulation supplier buys the remaining 250,000 in bulk and turns them into insulation.
There’s a little more to it than that. The newspaper is first reduced to very small pieces in a machine called a hammermill, pieces just big enough to make out one letter from the original newspaper. In the next step, these tiny pieces are ‘fiberized’, that is, we go through another process that breaks them down to the component fibers of the original tree from which the newsprint was made. At this point, there’s no resemblance to the original newspaper. Then a borate, a naturally occurring mineral, is added for fire, mold and pest control. Lastly, there is a tiny amount of mineral oil added, for dust control. The product is then bagged in 25 lb. bags.
No, in fact just the opposite. The borate (a naturally occurring mineral) added to the cellulose fiber ensures that cellulose insulation won’t support combustion. In fact, here’s a picture of what happens when cellulose is exposed to flame, in this case from a torch. The very top layer of the insulation chars instantly, and that char protects everything underneath it, including the hands of our initially reluctant designer, John, who ‘volunteered’ for this picture at the photo shoot. (There is no trick involved in the photo, but we do not recommend you try this at home. And you should never, under any circumstance, try this with fiberglass or foam based insulations – you’ll get badly burnt.) The simple fact of the matter is that cellulose will perform better and provide better protection in the event of a fire than any other type of insulation.
No. You’re not going to have that problem with Nu-Wool, because there have been two significant changes since the ‘old days’ of cellulose insulation. First, the way the product is manufactured. Today’s product is fiberized, which allows for increased coverage and lower settled densities. Second, the machines and techniques to install the product have been greatly upgraded. It may sound like a simple job, but it requires a technically sophisticated, truck or trailer mounted machine to properly install Nu-Wool. It also takes specialty training to learn how to correctly install Nu-Wool. So with today’s equipment and techniques, Nu-Wool is ‘dense packed’ in the walls of your building at twice its settled density. In simple terms, that means that the wall or ceiling cavity is filled and is actually under slight pressure from the material. It can’t settle because there is no space left for it to settle into.
There are many differences. Nu-Wool cellulose insulation offers some distinct advantages over fiberglass and sprayed foam. Nu-Wool offers: The greatest insulating value The best resistance to air movement through the wall or ceiling No gaps or voids The best resistance to noise transmission In the event of a fire, Nu-Wool works to help prevent it’s spread The best protection from moisture, mold and pests like carpenter ants The highest recycled content, by far and The least embodied energy In short, Nu-Wool cellulose insulation is the best and the ‘greenest’ choice you can make in insulation for most applications
Installed in both attics and walls of homes, Nu-Wool has a high R-Value (3.8 R per inch), offers superior thermal and air-infiltration properties, resists mold growth and even dramatically reduces noise transmission through floors and walls. Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is one of the most acoustically superior materials available in residential construction, so homeowners can enjoy life in a quieter home. Homeowners also feel a satisfaction with their choice to live in a cellulose insulated home because they are helping the environment. More paper ends up in landfills than other types of material, and because Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is made from recycled newspaper, homeowners choosing Nu-Wool are actually preserving land and trees for future generations. Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is an energy saving cellulose insulation that eliminates the voids and air pockets common with other insulation materials. And, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is mold resistant, fire retardant, and cost-effective. It just couldn’t get any better for your home.