Insulation

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When it comes to insulating you’ve got a lot of options, each with their own pros and cons.  Insulation is very important in both hot and cold climates to regulate the temperature indoors and control sounds to keep your home feeling cozy and secure.  It can add structural integrity in some cases, can be extra ‘sustainable’ by using recycled and reclaimed materials, sometimes it can contain toxic materials and/or breakdown over time.  It’s important to know your options when it comes to insulation so you can consider all factors.

Insulation:

Batt (fiberglass)

Wool/Levi

Blow-In (Cellulous)

Rigid

Spray in

Thea’s Side-By-Side Insulation Comparison

Other

This is a collaborative site, if you have something to add/correct leave a comment!  If you have some words of wisdom on any of the methods mentioned feel free to share in the comments!

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About Macy Miller

Macy Miller is a Rocky Mountain native and the creator of MiniMotives.com. As a LEED accredited architectural designer she is a passionate promoter of good design, healthy living, and the tiny lifestyle. In 2011 she started construction on her 196 s.f. tiny house where she has been living with her partner, James, daughter, Hazel, and dog, Denver since June 2013. She and her home have been featured on Yahoo News, Time Magazine, Dwell Magazine, NPR, HGTV’s Extreme Homes and many others!

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