If you are feeling the chill at home this winter, why not consider a more eco-friendly form of insulation instead of the hazardous fiberglass standby? We’ve raved about Arizona-based company Bonded Logic in the past but we just can’t get enough of their superb product Ultra Touch. Comprising of 100% recycled denim, Ultra Touch proves that you don’t need to sacrifice your health in order to reap the benefits of efficient insulation. Unlike its toxic candy-floss-like alternative, the cotton material is safe enough for your kids to enjoy a tumble in, being entirely free of carcinogens and formaldehyde.
RECYCLED BLUE JEAN INSULATION by Bonded Logic by Adele Chong - Inhabit
The insulation is known as cellulose insulation, and technically, it is an age-old form of insulation. Straw, corncobs and sawdust are all types of old-fashioned cellulose insulation. These antiquated insulations would hardly withstand a blow torch, but the modern, flame-retardant product is a marvel of green engineering.
The chemicals added to the cellulose insulation to protect against fire are non-toxic, and in the unlikely event of a fire, the vapors released are not poisonous either. Other forms of insulation have trouble making this claim.
Cellulose insulation is made from three-fourths recycled content with most of the non-recycled content being the fire-resistant chemicals.
The materials that compose cellulose don’t contribute to global warming, and they are not known to cause health problems in those who manufacture the product. Plus, manufacturing cellulose insulation doesn’t require as much energy as manufacturing other forms of insulation. The incombustible chemicals, borax and boric acid, are also easier to mine than the chemicals found in fiberglass insulation.
When renovating your home, it might be a good time to think about cellulose insulation.