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The Most Environmentally Friendly Types of Insulation

More and more homeowners and business owners are choosing to invest in eco-friendly products for their properties. For many, this includes a greener type of insulation.

In this article, we’ll look at the different qualities that determine an insulation’s level of eco-friendliness, the benefits of choosing a “green” insulation and the best eco-friendly options on the market.

The experts at Installed Building Products Portland are here to answer all your insulation questions and help you determine which insulation material is right for your property and budget.


What Makes Insulation Eco-Friendly?

Several factors contribute to a type of insulation’s overall environmental impact:

  • Can the insulation be recycled or reused?
  • Is the insulation made from sustainable materials?
  • Does it help you lower your carbon footprint?
  • Does it increase your home’s energy efficiency?

Below, we’ll review types of insulation and their level of eco-friendliness.

Schedule expert insulation services for your Portland home or business with IBP Portland today. Call 503-894-7661 to get started.

Benefits of Environmentally Friendly Insulation

There are many benefits to selecting a high-quality and eco-friendly insulation for your home or business:

  • Improve your building’s energy efficiency to reduce your energy usage and your monthly energy costs.
  • Insulation with high energy efficiency ratings may also qualify your home or business for tax incentives and energy rebates.
  • Increase your home’s overall market value with superior and environmentally responsible insulation.
  • Maximize the life span of your insulation and home’s structure by minimizing air leaks as well as foundation and siding damage.

Most Eco-Friendly Insulation Options

The most common insulation types that are also eco-friendly are:

  • Fiberglass: Available as blown-in, batts or rolls, fiberglass is often installed in walls, attics and crawl spaces. It can be recycled and reused, making it an eco-friendly choice.
  • Spray foam: Usually made of polyurethane, spray foam is sprayed wet and expands into foam, making it ideal for small spaces. It’s very energy-efficient and long-lasting, making it a smart and sustainable choice.
  • Cellulose: This loose-fill insulation is one of the most eco-friendly choices because it consists of up to 85% recycled material and takes overall less energy to make than other insulation types.


IBP Portland Is a Leading Green Insulation Installer

Our experienced team is here for all your insulation needs throughout Portland, OR. We’re part of the Installed Building Products (IBP) Family of Companies, which gives us access to industry-leading products, pricing and training.

We can help you increase your home’s efficiency and eco-friendliness for better heating and cooling as well as energy savings. We work on new construction and retrofit projects, and we offer both residential insulation and commercial services.

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For residential and commercial insulation installation, trust the professionals at IBP Portland. Call 503-894-7661 to schedule today.

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