When you choose to insulate your home’s attic or walls, there are a lot of options to choose from. A great choice for those that are environmentally conscious is denim insulation. This is insulant can be used in place of fiberglass. It can be found as ready to cut batt insulation. And it is can also be found as loose fill for blown in.
What is it?
Denim is made with up to 85% recycled products from denim producers. We repurpose waste meant for a landfill. Since most of it is cotton the insulant is recyclable if you ever decide to replace it. Denim needs much less energy to make compared to fiberglass. You can count on a quieter home too! The acoustic rating for denim is 30% higher than other insulants.
Is denim a good insulator?
When compared with other forms of fiber based insulation denim can hold its own against well known products. It has a higher R-value rating that fiberglass, which means you will need less of it to achieve the same results.
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What is the R value of denim insulation?
Denim insulation has an R-value of 3-4 per inch of insulant installed. This means, on average, it takes around 15 inches for most attic spaces to achieve a proper R-value.
Is denim insulation flammable?
When it comes to our Pro Grade denim products we use non-toxic treatments to keep it safe from mold, mildew, fire, and pests. This means that not only will it resist a flame but it will resist all kinds of things you don’t want developing in the areas of your home you don’t often check. Denim also contains no harsh or carcinogenic compounds, so it keeps your indoor air quality free of contaminants.
How Does it Work?
Denim insulants limit the movement of thermal energy in and out of your home. In the cold months, it will keep the warmth your furnace produces from escaping. In the warmer months, it will keep your AC from running continuously by limiting the amount of warm air entering your home.
What Should I Expect During Installation?
This product is available in two styles. This means the installation method will change depending on which form you use. With loose fill, the insulant will be sent through a hose to your attic where it will be blown on to the floor until the desired depth is reached. With batt, our crews will cut the product to size and layer the strips on top of each other.
Does denim insulation need a vapor barrier?
While our denim is treated in a way that makes the fibers resistant to mold growth it is still a good idea to use a vapor barrier between denim batts and the exterior of your home. This will help to ensure no water build up can damage the structure of your home that surrounds the insulation.
Do you install denim insulation near me?
Pro Home Improvement’s offices are near the border of Ferndale and Detroit, MI. We regularly install denim insulation for residents all over Metro Detroit. From Ann Arbor all the way up to Flint, we have proven ourselves as the best local insulation contractors. We provide free inspections prior to all estimates and include yearly inspections on all finished projects.