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Denim vs Fiberglass Insulation: Which Should You Use?

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Selecting the right insulation for your home or building project is crucial for maximizing energy efficiency, comfort and soundproofing.

Among the options available, two popular choices are denim insulation and fiberglass insulation. Both have merits, but understanding when to use denim over fiberglass can lead to more informed decisions and better results.

There are several factors when considering which type of insulation to use. In this blog, we’ll discuss energy efficiency, cost, soundproofing and more, and we’ll compare denim to fiberglass insulation so you can decide which is best for your needs.

At the end of the day, you can trust Gold Star Insulation to guide you every step of the way in your insulation project.

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The Efficiency of Denim Insulation

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Efficiency is a key factor in ensuring your home or building remains comfortable and energy-efficient. Denim insulation stands for its efficiency, offering benefits that are on par with or surpassing those of traditional fiberglass insulation.

The denim insulation we install, Bonded Logic’s UltraTouch™, contains approximately 80% post-consumer recycled fibers and has perforated batts for quick installation. It’s relatively similar to fiberglass batt insulation.

Pros of Denim Insulation

Denim insulation offers several practical advantages:

  • Easy and safe installation: It’s as soft and manageable as the jeans it’s made from, eliminating the need for extensive protective gear. Unlike fiberglass insulation, UltraTouch denim insulation doesn’t release irritating fibers into the air, reducing the need for elaborate protection; a basic dust mask suffices.
  • Eco-friendly: Denim insulation is composed entirely of post-consumer recycled materials. It’s fully recyclable after use, a feature rarely found in other insulation types. Unlike used fiberglass insulation, which usually ends up in landfills due to its condition, denim insulation is a testament to sustainable and responsible insulation choices.
  • Soundproofing: Denim insulation can also offer superior soundproofing if sound insulation is a concern. Its dense and absorbent properties make it an excellent choice for reducing noise transmission between rooms and floors.

Cons of Denim Insulation

While denim insulation offers several benefits, it comes with a higher price tag than fiberglass insulation, averaging approximately a 10% increase. Denim insulation can also be more challenging to cut than fiberglass insulation due to its dense mat composition.

While fiberglass insulation is known for its malleability, denim insulation doesn’t always share the same pliable characteristics. Its tighter mat structure might not stretch as easily or have the same fluffy properties as fiberglass.

Though some denim insulation now comes in rolls, resembling fiberglass installation, it’s worth noting that availability can vary. While denim insulation is becoming more common, it might not always be readily accessible or might require special orders or large quantity purchases.

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Professional Denim Insulation in Sacramento

When choosing between denim and fiberglass insulation for your project, weighing the pros and cons is essential to make an informed decision. Denim insulation offers advantages like superior soundproofing, eco-friendliness and minimal irritants, while fiberglass insulation boasts its strengths in cost-effectiveness and malleability.

Whether you’re considering denim or fiberglass insulation, Gold Star Insulation is here to meet your insulation needs. Our professional team has the expertise to install both types of insulation, ensuring your project’s success and efficiency.

If you’re in the Sacramento area and looking for reliable insulation services, call 916-229-8445.

Make the right choice with Gold Star Insulation for your project’s insulation needs.

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