If you’re insulating your home, you’re probably wondering if insulation can be reused instead of going to waste. The answer varies depending on the type of insulation material. Cellulose and fiberglass are two types of insulation that can be reused. Keep reading to learn more about each of these insulation materials, and the benefits they can offer.
Cellulose is an ideal insulation choice if you’re trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible. When installed by professionals, cellulose can often 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.
Aside from being recyclable, cellulose insulation is beneficial for plenty of other reasons.
- Consists of up to 80 – 85 percent recycled material.
- Takes less energy to make than other insulation materials.
- Is made from consumer paper products, which are tied to responsible forestry management and a renewable resource of planted trees.
Read additional information about cellulose by visiting the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association.
Fiberglass insulation can also be reused after the initial installation. When installed by professionals, it can be removed easily and put back in place. Fiberglass can also be reclaimed from demolition debris and recycled into a new product.
Although it’s not as environmentally friendly as cellulose, fiberglass insulation still contains a relatively high amount of recycled content and can help lower energy bills and maximize the comfort of your home.
Read additional information about fiberglass by visiting the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association.
Insulation Installation in the Upstate, NY Area
MIG Building Systems installs both cellulose and fiberglass insulation and has experience insulating walls, attic, crawl space, and any other area in the home. We have the industry knowledge to take on any insulation job with precision.
Contact us to learn more about our insulation services or if you’re ready to schedule an initial consultation!