What is the safest insulation for a home?

Asked by Tabitha
Myerstown, PA

We are going to finish out the room above our garage and are looking for safe, nontoxic insulation options. What would you recommend?


Danny Kelly

Answered by Danny Kelly

Charlotte, NC

Kelly McArdle Construction

January 7, 2011

Dense-packed cellulose. It is natural, recycled, no toxins, fire resistant, and can absorb a small amount of water.

For more information:

Read Kati Curtis's Q&A "I need to replace insulation. I'm chemically sensitive and need product suggestions."

Also, read GreenHomeGuide's backgrounder "Choosing the Best Insulation Delivers Energy Savings" for comparisons of cellulose, fiberglass, foam, etc.

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