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In the Weeds: Insulation Facts

INSULATION FACTS:  Why is blown-in fiberglass a better choice for insulation?

THERMAL PERFORMANCE

Fiberglass: Loose fiberglass experiences less than 2% settling and delivers the R-value stated on its package for the life of the home.

Cellulose: Can experience up to 25% settling which over time can result in losing up to 25% of it’s R-value. In addition, installers must apply at the “initial installed thickeness” listed on the bag to get the desired R-value.

R-VALUE PER INCH

Fiberglass: In wall cavities both batts and loosefill can provide up to R-4.3 per inch, delivering a full R-15 in a 2×4 wall.

Cellulose: In wall cavities and cathedral ceilings, celllulose provides up to R-3.7 per inch (approximately R-13 for a 2×4 wall).

FIRE RESISTANCE

Fiberglass: Naturally non-combustible and is classified as such per ASTM E136.

Cellulose: Made from paper and other wood-based, combustible materials. It must be treated with fire-retardant chemicals to be acceptible for use in any type of building construction.

Batts: Batts faced with Kraft are not resistant to fire because the facing is combustible. Only the fiberglass is non-combustible.

CELLULOSE MOISTURE PROBLEMS

Fiberglass: Fiberglass does not absorb moisture and is installed dry.

Cellulose: Is naturally absorbent and is applied with water.

NOTE: The presence of water (in liquid or vapor form) in building cavities can cause loss of insulation R-value,corrosion of metal fasteners, wiring, piping and metal framing members, and degradation of wood framing members and gypsum wallboard.

BATT VS. BLOWN

Although batt insulation is easy to install, it is also prone to installation errors which dramatically impact the performance. It’s very difficult to correctly install batts without leaving some gaps in coverage – even a small void, such as around an electrical outlet, can reduce a wall’s overall R-value by as much as 50%.

Blown-in fiberglass insulation creates a more seamless thermal barrier than batts can provide that fills gaps and leads to a more efficient thermal assembly.

 

From Ray and Hilda R.

Many thanks to you, Ed Gonzalez - we are eternally grateful in having you work with us. We love our vacation home and not only does the home show quality, but the people at Campbell Homes reflect that. Many thanks to Burt in contacting us as soon as he did and in coordinating the various people involved in getting the right people to handle the sump pump job before leaving to go back to California. Burt exhibited professionalism, expertise and was easy to talk with. Kudos to him! Thank you!
Colorado Springs New Homes
2016-08-24T16:42:14+00:00
Many thanks to you, Ed Gonzalez – we are eternally grateful in having you work with us. We love our vacation home and not only does the home show quality, but the people at Campbell Homes reflect that. Many thanks to Burt in contacting us as soon as he did and in coordinating the various View Full →

From Shawnda H.

This is the second Campbell home that we have purchased.  We love our home and the professionalism of this company.  They build a wonderful home and have great customer service.  I highly recommend Campbell Homes!
Colorado Springs New Homes
2017-07-18T08:17:38+00:00
This is the second Campbell home that we have purchased.  We love our home and the professionalism of this company.  They build a wonderful home and have great customer service.  I highly recommend Campbell Homes!

From Kendra P.

Absolutely love my Campbell home! Amazing quality and the best people to work with! They helped us through the whole building process and have been here years later to help with any concerns. Great Warranty. I highly recommend Campbell Homes!
Colorado Springs New Homes
2017-07-06T15:05:42+00:00
Absolutely love my Campbell home! Amazing quality and the best people to work with! They helped us through the whole building process and have been here years later to help with any concerns. Great Warranty. I highly recommend Campbell Homes!

From Brian P.

Just wanted to let the staff know that Wayne Perry came to our house today to look at some warranty concerns and he was very helpful and friendly. We really appreciated his attitude, hard work and knowledge. I wanted to give him a great review!
Thanks,
Brian
Colorado Springs New Homes
2015-11-17T09:38:42+00:00
Just wanted to let the staff know that Wayne Perry came to our house today to look at some warranty concerns and he was very helpful and friendly. We really appreciated his attitude, hard work and knowledge. I wanted to give him a great review! Thanks, Brian

From Denise M.

Dear Mr. Randy,

From start to finish it was a pleasure working with Campbell Homes. The service and the quality of the product makes me proud to bring my buyers to such a professional builder.

I’m looking forward to another one!

Denise M.
Broker Associate, The Real Estate Network

Colorado Springs New Homes
2015-03-15T22:51:38+00:00

Denise M.
Broker Associate, The Real Estate Network

Dear Mr. Randy, From start to finish it was a pleasure working with Campbell Homes. The service and the quality of the product makes me proud to bring my buyers to such a professional builder. I’m looking forward to another one!

From Glenda M.

Dear Randy:

I want to thank you and your staff for the wonderful walk thru and closing for Richard and Robin Waters. They were super impressed with how smoothly it went.

I always enjoy working with everyone at Campbell Homes. Rena is a joy to work with. She has a real talent with working with home buyers!

Glenda M.
New Home Connection, Heritage Realty

Colorado Springs New Homes
2015-03-15T22:43:36+00:00

Glenda M.
New Home Connection, Heritage Realty

Dear Randy: I want to thank you and your staff for the wonderful walk thru and closing for Richard and Robin Waters. They were super impressed with how smoothly it went. I always enjoy working with everyone at Campbell Homes. Rena is a joy to work with. She has a real talent with working with View Full →

From Mr. and Mrs. M.

Dear Campbell Homes,

Our sincere thanks for such a lovely home. We couldn’t have asked for anything better than our new Campbell Home! The entire process, from contract to construction and on to closing, exceeded our expectations.

We know our family will be happy in our Campbell Home for many years.

Sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. M.

Colorado Springs New Homes
2015-03-15T22:42:25+00:00

Sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. M.

Dear Campbell Homes, Our sincere thanks for such a lovely home. We couldn’t have asked for anything better than our new Campbell Home! The entire process, from contract to construction and on to closing, exceeded our expectations. We know our family will be happy in our Campbell Home for many years.

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