When you need to insulate your home and are trying to learn more about insulation, you undoubtedly have tons of questions. One thing you may be curious about is whether insulation can be recycled and reused, especially if you’re trying to stay as green as possible. The short answer is yes, some materials can!
Insulation That Can Be Recycled & Reused
Cellulose insulation is a material that can be reused. When installed by professionals, cellulose can be completely recovered and reused on site, leaving hardly any excess material to go to waste. Special machines used in the blown-in process allow extra material to be vacuumed up and blown back in on site or salvaged for future installation.
The fact that cellulose is recycled isn’t the only reason it’s one of the most environmentally friendly insulation materials. Cellulose insulation:
- Is made of up to 80 – 85 percent recycled material.
- Takes less energy to make than other insulation materials.
- Consists of consumer paper products, which are tied to responsible forestry management and a renewable resource of planted trees.
Any insulation material will help you reduce your energy bills and the carbon footprint of your home (which has a positive impact on the environment), but if you want the most eco-friendly insulation, considering installing cellulose insulation.
Fiberglass insulation is another material that can be reused after the initial installation and is recyclable. It can be removed easily and put back in place. Fiberglass can also be reclaimed from demolition debris and recycled into a new product.
Fiberglass insulation also contains a relatively high amount of recycled content and is very effective at helping you save money and live more comfortably.
Tacoma, WA Area Insulation Installers
Whether you need to install fiberglass or cellulose insulation, Pacific Partners Insulation South has you covered. Our team insulates attics, walls and crawl spaces to help homeowners in the Tacoma, Washington area save money and live more comfortably.
Contact us to learn more about what we do or to get a free estimate on your insulation project!