Do you need to re-insulate your home? Wondering about the different types of insulation? Perhaps you want to be eco-friendly and are curious about recycled denim insulation—but is it better than fiberglass insulation?
To install insulation in your home, contact us today—or keep reading to learn more about the differences between denim and fiberglass!
Denim vs. Fiberglass Insulation
The denim insulation we install, Bonded Logic’s UltraTouch™, contains approximately 80 percent post-consumer recycled fibers and has perforated batts for quick installation. It’s relatively similar to fiberglass batt insulation.
Location of Installation
Generally, denim and fiberglass batts can be installed in the same areas of a home. However, when blown-in or loose-fill insulation is required (a professional can answer your questions about that), you’ll need fiberglass insulation.
Fiberglass is effective at soundproofing—and so is denim insulation. UltraTouch offers a high Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) to help with sound control, and the natural fibers provide excellent sound absorption. Read more »
The R-values of fiberglass batt insulation and denim insulation are pretty similar. Take a look at tables that break it down into a little more detail »
Denim insulation (from an UltraTouch brochure):
The R-values of standard fiberglass batts are just a little lower than those of UltraTouch denim, but high-density batt insulation has R-values that are the same as denim insulation’s.
Denim & Fiberglass Insulation Installation in Sacramento, CA
Whether you insulate with fiberglass or denim, you’ll experience all the benefits insulation offers, such as:
- Reduced energy bills
- Increased interior comfort levels all year round
- Improved HVAC system efficiency
So what’s the difference? The main distinguishing factor between the two is the environmentally friendly characteristics. If you want to stay more eco-friendly, denim is the one to choose. Otherwise, we’ll be happy to assess your specific situation and help you choose an insulation material for your project.
Contact us to learn more about our services or if you’re ready to schedule an initial consultation—916-229-8445!