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Denim insulation - When we think about denim, insulation may not be the first thing that we think of. In fact, it's probably the last!
But that is what denim insulation basically is - recycled pants and other denim products. Once you get past the fact that someone has worn your insulation before, it is easy to see that it is a great insulator and overall product. Denim insulation has been growing in popularity for many years now, and will likely continue to grow. But what are the benefits of denim insulation? Here are just a few:
It's Sustainable - Usually about 85% of the insulation is made from recycled materials. These items would ave previously been sent to the land fill.
Excellent Insulation - It has great R-Value and usually results in lower energy bills
Better Acoustics - The acoustic rating of denim insulation is around 30% higher than other types of insulation and creates a quieter home.
Better for Your Health - Denim insulation typically contains no/low VOC. It also doesn't irritate the skin and lounges like traditional fiberglass insulation.
All-in-all, Denim insulation is a great product. There is a down side though... it's expensive. It costs almost twice as much as traditional insulation. But if you are able to handle the cost, denim insulation is a fantastic product that I hope will be around for years to come!
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Dave Graham, Tempest Home Inspection. Calgary Alberta