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Can Insulation Be Reused?

If you’re thinking about updating the insulation in your home, you’re probably wondering what can be done about your existing insulation materials. Can they be reused, or will you need to settle for a complete replacement?

Most homeowners will be happy to learn that depending on the type of insulation material, they may be able to reuse their insulation. In this blog post, we’ll discuss two of the most eco-friendly insulation options — cellulose and fiberglass — and whether they can be reused or recycled for your project.

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Can You Reuse Blown-In Insulation?

Technician wearing yellow hardhat, blowing loose-fill insulation into an attic.Blown-in insulation comes in cellulose and fiberglass options and is one of the most common types of insulation used in a home.

Both cellulose and fiberglass insulation can be reused or repurposed as long as the damage isn’t significant enough to render their R-value ineffective.

Insulation installation professionals can recover and reuse blown-in insulation on-site, ensuring no excess material goes to waste. Using specialized equipment, your insulation team can easily vacuum any extra material and blow it back into place or salvage it for future project needs.

Is Cellulose Insulation Recyclable?

Cellulose insulation can be reused and recycled, making it one of the most sustainable insulation materials available. Cellulose is comprised of approximately 80% recycled material that can then be recycled again for future use.

Cellulose is an eco-friendly insulation option for other reasons as well: Taking less energy to create than other materials, cellulose helps promote responsible forestry management by using consumer paper products to keep homes insulated.

Can Fiberglass Insulation be Recycled?

Fiberglass insulation is another recyclable insulative material. While it features less recycled content than cellulose, fiberglass insulation can still be reclaimed from demolition debris and recycled into a new product fit for use in your DC-area home.

Despite the fact that fiberglass insulation can be recycled, it does come with some additional challenges compared to cellulose. This is because fiberglass insulation usually contains materials aside from paper, such as aluminum and glass fibers.

Check with your local recycling facilities to see if they have any special regulations regarding the proper recycling procedures for fiberglass materials.

Choose the Right Insulation for Your California Home

If you’re looking for a sustainable insulation option for your home, cellulose and fiberglass insulation are both excellent choices. When weighing your options, keep in mind your budget, home size and ease of recycling as it relates to your local recycling facility’s guidelines.

Need help deciding which insulation material is right for your home? Broken Drum Insulation of Visalia can provide the expert guidance you need to make the most informed decision.

Our insulation installation experts will ensure your project is performed to the highest standards, working carefully to repurpose any existing insulation that can be salvaged, helping you save on your insulation replacement and installation needs.

Consult with our insulation experts about your options by calling 559-372-2960 today.

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