Cathedral ceiling construction is inherently more prone to moisture damage than open attic construction, because it creates isolated air spaces in rafter cavities. Although providing effective ventilation to attics is relatively easy and inexpensive, providing soffit and ridge ventilation to each individual cavity in cathedral ceilings may be impractical (and in many cases, impossible). Properly installing blown in, dense pack Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation into cathedral ceilings and vaulted ceilings significantly reduces both the air pockets that cause moisture problems and the need for getting rid of condensation.
The bulk of moisture moving into any insulated cavity is driven primarily by air. Stopping air movement should be the primary focus in cathedral ceiling insulation assemblies. High-density Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation, properly installed at greater than 3.0 lbs. per cubic foot, greatly reduces the voids and restricts the movement of air through the cathedral ceiling insulation.
There are two acceptable methods to dense pack Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation into cathedral ceilings:
Nu-Wool Cellulose Insulation Product Overview
Nu-Wool is not only the GREEN choice but the superior choice for insulation in your home. Our insulation (3.8 R-Value per inch) is installed in walls, attics and floors of new & existing houses.
The eco-friendly insulation choice
Our industry leading signature products, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation and ECOCELL batt and blanket insulation, are eco-friendly code, compliant and have a class A fire rating.
How to Buy Nu-Wool
Nu-Wool Insulation products are available for professional install by a certified installer or can be purchased at select lumberyards and retailers for DIY install.