Types of Loose-Fill Insulation The most common types of materials used for loose-fill insulation include cellulose, fiberglass, and mineral (rock or slag) wool. All of these materials are produced using recycled waste materials. Cellulose is primarily made from recycled newsprint. Most fiberglass contains 20%–30% recycled glass. Mineral wool is usually produced from 75% post-industrial recycled content.
Before spreading or blowing in insulation, stack two 6-inch batts of insulation, 24 inches long, between the joists in front of each eave vent (Fig. 3.12). The halts must permanently separate the loose fill insulation from incoming air access.
Install baffles to keep loose fill insulation from spilling onto intake vents and blocking them.
Spring into home maintenance (NC) Renovating is great for increasing the value of your home but regular home maintenance is the easiest way to preserve your investment. As the weather warms it is a perfect time to do a quick inspection of your home and catch up on simple seasonal chores. With a little effort you can keep your home looking great and functioning well for years to come. Here's a few tasks you should check off your to-do list: Outdoors Clean out the gutters and remove any…