Most Environmentally Friendly Types of Insulation
When you’re choosing what type of insulation to use for your home, you’ll want to consider several factors. In addition to wanting insulation that’s effective, long-lasting, and safe, environmentally conscious homeowners may also be concerned about the insulation’s level of eco-friendliness. One could argue that all types of insulation are environmentally friendly to some extent, as properly insulating your home prevents air from escaping, allowing your temperature control system to use less energy. However, some forms of insulation are especially beneficial for Mother Earth. Here are some of the most environmentally friendly types of insulation.
Also known as cotton insulation, denim insulation is a popular form of compact insulation. The majority of denim insulation is composed of recycled scraps of denim left over from the clothing manufacturing process. The other portion of denim insulation is plastic that has been treated with boric acid, which makes the insulation flame-retardant. In addition to being eco-friendly, this treatment also makes denim insulation resistant to pests, insects, and mildew.
Cellulose insulation is a loose-fill form of insulation largely composed of plant fibers and recycled materials. Paragon Protection’s cellulose insulation is composed of 70 percent recycled newspaper, making it an extremely environmentally friendly form of insulation. Like denim insulation, a percentage of cellulose insulation is composed of boric acid. Cellulose insulation also helps improves the sound barrier of the insulated areas.
Spray foam insulation
Spray foam insulation is the most energy-efficient type of insulation currently available. It’s created by the combination of polyol resin and a form of isocyanate. Once combined, these chemicals expand to fit the shape of the area in which they’re applied, creating an airtight seal in even the smallest and hardest-to-reach areas—including electrical outlets and plumbing pipes. Due to this seal, spray foam insulation is incredibly effective, and it can greatly lower your energy bill as well as your carbon footprint. As a bonus, it can also help prevent the growth of mold and mildew in your home.
If you’re interested in insulating your home using an eco-friendly type of insulation, consider enlisting the services of Paragon Protection. Our attic insulation installers offer each of these effective, environmentally friendly of insulation to help you live comfortably while minimizing your negative impact on the planet. For more information regarding our products and services, contact us today.