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What Is the Most Eco-Friendly Type of Insulation?

Every insulating product has the same goal in mind: to reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. This has the positive effect of making your home more efficient, which helps you save money on your energy bills and reduce the emissions associated with heating and cooling your home. This is good news for the environment, but if you want to go one step further, you can choose an eco-friendly insulation material!

What Is the Most Eco-Friendly Insulation?

Cellulose

This insulating material is considered one of the most environmentally friendly because it’s made of 80 to 85 percent recycled newsprint. Who knew you could insulate your home with yesterday’s news? The remaining 15 percent consists of borax, boric acid or ammonium sulfate to make the newsprint fibers more fire resistant. Borate-based flame retardants have the added benefit of helping repel insects, all while remaining safe for use.

Cellulose insulation is more eco-friendly than other materials. It provides R-values of around R-3.5 per inch, similar to fiberglass, but contains a higher percentage of recycled content.

Cellulose is available as a loose-fill product that requires a specialized machine to blow into place. You can install it on open attic floors, in existing walls and more. By blowing the cellulose through small holes, you can increase the insulation level here with no need to tear the wall apart.

Spray Foam

Spray foam is one of the most efficient insulation materials out there, providing an impressive R-value of up to R-6.5 per inch. This is the first reason spray foam is considered environmentally friendly—you don’t need as much to achieve adequate R-values. It’s also possible to find polyurethane spray foam made from soy or vegetable oil instead of petroleum, a characteristic that makes it even better for the environment.

Install Eco-Friendly Insulation in DC & MD

If the benefits of eco-friendly insulation appeal to you, choose Accurate Insulation to perform the installation at your home or business in Maryland or Washington, DC. We’ll help you achieve the insulation levels you need to keep your home comfortable and efficient.

Contact us online or call 301-358-6411 today to get your project started!

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Fiberglass

Our insulation team adds energy efficiency, comfort & value to homes & buildings.

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Spray Foam

Accurate Insulation is proud to be a leading installer of spray foam insulation.

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Cellulose

Environmentally friendly and effective, cellulose works well in homes and buildings.

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Radiant Barrier

We can help keep your home cooler and more comfortable with an attic radiant barrier.

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Garage Doors

When you turn to Accurate Insulation for garage doors, you work with a great team.

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Gutters

No matter your gutter needs, the Accurate Insulation team has you covered.

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