If you are removing loose-fill insulation for some reason, such as damage from moisture or infestation by pests, you need to take certain steps to do so properly. This DIY article will walk you through the process.
Install baffles to keep loose fill insulation from spilling onto intake vents and blocking them.
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.
7 Insulation Tips to Save Money & Energy | Old House Online - use loose fill insulation treated w/ borates rather than sulfates.