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Fiberglass Vs. Cellulose for the Tulsa, Stillwater, and OKC Areas

Fiberglass Vs. Cellulose - Stillwater, OKC, Tulsa

Fiberglass, made from extruded glass and sand particles, has far more strength and density than paper-based cellulose. Cellulose, which is made from recycled paper materials will, over the years, begin to settle. Its R-value decreases and your initial savings are quickly lost. Fiberglass resists settling, keeping its R-value year after year. That means more money in your pocket. 

For example, if two houses are both insulated with 12 inches of insulation - one is insulated with fiberglass and the other with cellulose, the fiberglass will have a superior R-Value to begin with.  This means from the beginning, more cellulose will be needed to achieve the same R-Value as fiberglass.  This translates into more cellulose being installed, which means more cost for you the customer.  Second, in just one year, the 12 inches of cellulose will have already begun to break down, leaving anywhere from 10 to 11 inches remaining.  The fiberglass insulation that was installed will not settle over time, so the initial 12 inches will still remain.  Fast forward 3 years and your initial investment in the cellulose (12 inches) will have diminished greatly, leaving only 5 to 7 inches remaining in your attic. 

Fiberglass Insulation                                                                  Cellulose Insulation

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