Cellulose is one of the oldest types of insulation and it is popularly available either as loose fill or blown in. Insulation can be made from different sources like recycled newspaper, corrugated cardboard or even old denim. When compared to spray foam insulation in Ringgold, GA, it is inexpensive. However, some major downsides of using cellulose insulation are that it attracts and absorbs moisture, which causes mold and mildew. Cellulose also tends to settle after a while and is a food source for pests. You typically need to replace cellulose insulation every 15 to 20 years.
Fiberglass insulation comes in two forms loose fill and batts and rolls. Fiberglass is composed of tiny glass fibers and plastic. Air is trapped in pockets thus acting as an insulator. Insulation can be used for wall insulation, crawl space insulation and attic insulation. Though fiberglass has been used for several years for home as well as commercial insulation, it has a few disadvantages. If the tiny glass particles are disturbed, it can get under your skin or into your respiratory track and cause allergens. Fiberglass insulation also traps dust, and allows moisture to pass through it leading to the growth of allergens and mildew.