Cotton insulation, otherwise known as denim insulation, has become increasingly popular in recent years. While the insulation qualities it offers are worth noting, the materials used to create it are also unique. If you’re looking for insulation that performs well and is a worthwhile investment, then denim is worth considering.
What is Cotton Insulation?
This insulation material is mostly made from the leftover clippings from denim manufacturing. During the creation process, any buttons or zippers are first removed from the clothing. After this, the denim is shredded and processed so it’s light and fluffy. The next step is to treat the insulation to make it resistant to fire, mold, and mildew before it’s combined with bonding fibers. The finished result is an insulation material that works well inside the home.
The density of this insulation makes it easy to install without needing to be stapled in place. However, it shouldn’t be compressed or it can lose its R-value over time. With 80% of denim insulation being made from recycled materials, it’s a unique choice that can lower your home’s carbon footprint.
Where is it Best For?
Pros of Denim Insulation
- Improve Indoor Air Quality
- Excellent Noise Reduction
- Mold/Mildew Resistant
- Safe to Handle
Cons of Denim Insulation
Heavy When Wet
May be Difficult to Find
Denim insulation has an R-value of 3.5 per inch, which is why many homeowners feel the higher price is worth it. By investing in a material that has a higher R-value, you may not need to purchase as much as you would with something cheaper.
You can expect to pay around double what you would for fiberglass insulation, which is one of the biggest drawbacks of denim insulation. A roll alone can cost over $3 without installation included.
How Action 1 Insulation Can Help You?
Although installing denim insulation can be a DIY project, it’s something that’s best-taken care of by a contractor. At Action 1 Insulation, we have the team to help you with any insulation materials. Our contractors take care of your insulation project from start to finish, including finding the denim insulation that’s needed for your home. With their knowledge and installation experience, you can have denim insulation placed in your home with confidence.