The rental units developed and built by Western Rim Property Services benefit from the cellulose sound insulation, helping lower energy consumption and providing a greener living space. Cellulose is frequently made from recycled newspaper waste, and is chemically treated to be fire retardant for optimized safety. With the professional installation techniques employed in Marcus Hiles’ communities, cellulose seals walls and limits convection, making for more efficient heating and cooling during cold and hot seasons and reducing utility bills. A recent study conducted by the University of Colorado School of Architecture and Planning proved that cellulose loses 26.4% less heat energy over time versus than fiberglass. Combine this sensible construction choice with Hiles’ other ecological and economical details and it is immediately clear why properties developed by Marcus Hiles both sound and feel truly luxurious. The homes’ high-quality weather stripping keeps cooled air in, the dual pane windows reduce heat loss by as much as 75 percent, and attics are equipped with highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels that reflect heat and “reduce up to 97 percent of heat transfer, making attics about 30 degrees cooler,” states Hiles. From the Lone Star State’s sweltering summers to the chilliest winter nights, the full depth cellulose sound insulation of Hiles homes ensures privacy and comfort throughout the year.