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Can Insulation be Reused or Recycled?

When researching insulation solutions for your home, you may stumble across information about recyclable insulation. Some materials can be reused to help homeowners save time and money on their insulation needs. Even if it’s your first time addressing insulation issues in your home, selecting materials that can be repurposed can help you save money and time as future insulation needs arise.


Types of Insulation That Can Be Reused or Recycled

There are two types of insulation materials that are able to be reused: cellulose and fiberglass. Cellulose insulation is largely comprised of recycled materials at the time of initial installation, with 80-85% of its makeup coming from repurposed supplies. Because of its composition, cellulose is an excellent choice for homeowners looking to be more environmentally friendly. When properly installed by a professional team, cellulose insulation can be completely recovered and repurposed to address damaged insulation areas within the home. This is typically done through a blown-in process, enabling excess materials to be vacuumed up and blown back into the area, or saved for future insulation needs at a later date.

Fiberglass insulation is another type of material that can be reused. While not largely made of recycled materials, fiberglass is still sourced from reusable supplies, and it can be an effective way to help homeowners save money on their insulation needs. This material can also be reclaimed from demolition debris and recycled into a new product. Like cellulose, fiberglass repurposing requires professional initial installation in order to successfully remove and reuse materials.

Types of Insulation Products IBP of Nashville Provides

While IBP of Nashville does not offer cellulose insulation products, our team proudly offers the following solutions to care for your home’s insulation needs:

  • Fiberglass Insulation: Our fiberglass insulation is available in both batts and blown-in solutions.
  • Spray Foam Insulation: Created from polyurethane, our spray foam is applied wet and expands into a thick solution to expertly fill small crevices and hard-to-reach areas.

Spray foam insulation is not able to be reused once installed. However, due to its ability to expand and seal difficult-to-reach areas, it’s an excellent, long-term solution that’s incredibly effective at reducing air infiltration. If the initial cost of spray foam insulation isn’t suitable for your budget, we recommend our fiberglass insulation solutions. Once installed by one of our expert professionals, we’ll be able to repurpose the materials at a later date as your insulation needs change.


Contact IBP of Nashville for Your Insulation Solutions

When your Nashville home needs insulation, there’s no better team to turn to than IBP of Nashville. Our reusable fiberglass insulation is an excellent option for homeowners looking to save time and money on their insulation needs. Whether you need initial installation or are looking to have our team repurpose existing materials, we have the products and services you need to regain total comfort in your home. Contact our team to schedule your insulation appointment today!

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Fiberglass Insulation

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Spray Foam Insulation

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