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Can You Reuse Blown-In Insulation?

Many homeowners wonder about the possibility of reusing blown-in insulation in order to save money. But whether you can reuse blown-in insulation largely depends on the insulation material used in your home. There are many types of materials used to insulate homes, even in the category of blown-in insulation, and the type that is used in your home will determine whether or not you can reuse it.

Before requesting that your insulation expert reuse materials in your home, you’ll first need to understand the blown-in insulation process and the specific materials used to insulate your home. By contacting a trusted insulator, you can quickly and easily answer the question of whether you can reuse your insulation materials for additional blown-in insulation services.

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Types of Blown-In Insulation That Can Be Reused

Blown-in insulation is a process by which insulation experts fill wall cavities using a specialized blower tool to deploy materials. This process is an excellent option, as it fills poorly insulated areas completely, without the need for contractors to haul large and heavy materials up to difficult-to-access areas of your home, such as attics or crawl spaces. There are three main types of materials used for blown-in insulation: loose fiberglass, cellulose, and spray-in foam. However, not all of these materials can be reused. The following are the types of blown-in insulation solutions that can be repurposed at a later date:

  • Fiberglass: When fiberglass insulation installed correctly, insulation specialists can easily remove it from a home and repurpose it. Fiberglass can even be reclaimed and recycled from demolition debris to provide your home with an eco-friendly insulation option.
  • Cellulose: This insulation material is largely comprised of recycled materials already, and it’s an excellent option for reusable blown-in insulation in the home. Insulation professionals can completely recover and reuse cellulose for continued use to help save money on your insulation needs.

Even if your insulation materials can be reused, you’ll still need help from an expert to ensure the job gets done properly. Reusable materials that aren’t handled correctly can get mixed in with other non-recyclable materials that could cause further damage to your insulation.

How to Reuse Blow-In Insulation

In order to properly reuse blown-in insulation materials, your insulation specialist will first need to vacuum up the existing fiberglass or cellulose by reconfiguring the blower to suck in materials rather than push them out. The contractor will ensure that your insulation materials are free from unwanted debris that isn’t suitable for reuse, such as lumber scraps and old plaster. Using the same blower tool in its normal function, your insulation expert will then refill the wall cavities with the repurposed materials.

When selecting insulation materials for initial service, be sure to choose either fiberglass or cellulose, as this will provide you with an ongoing source of insulation materials to address future service needs. Tidewater Insulators is happy to assist you with insulation material selection to help you save on future insulation services as your existing solutions age and depreciate.

Tidewater Insulators for Your Reusable Blown-In Insulation

Whether you’re seeking blown-in insulation services for the first time or are looking to reuse existing materials, Tidewater Insulators has the services you need to bring improved insulation to your home. Our insulation specialists have the tools and expertise necessary to provide powerful insulation solutions to your home or commercial property.

Contact our team today to schedule blown-in insulation services in your home!

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