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    Default Paper Insulation?

    I saw this insulation in an attic yesterday. It looks like blown in cellulose, except that you can still see the printing on many of the paper shreds - something that I have not seen before. Does anyone have more info on this type of insulation (Manufacturer? R-rating? More?)

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    Default Re: Paper Insulation?

    It is recycled newspaper, shredded and treated with a fire retardant.
    It comes in bundles and is mostly used for blowing insulation into non insulated, older home wall cavities.

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    Default Re: Paper Insulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Burkman View Post
    I saw this insulation in an attic yesterday. It looks like blown in cellulose, except that you can still see the printing on many of the paper shreds - something that I have not seen before. Does anyone have more info on this type of insulation (Manufacturer? R-rating? More?)
    I have not noticed any with printing before. Maybe it wasn't shreaded as finely.

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    Shredded paper is pretty much the definition of "cellulose" insulation. Finding printing is not all that unusual if you look closely in my experience.

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    Default Re: Paper Insulation?

    I see quite a bit of cellulose, but this is the first time that I have seen pieces large enough to make out individual letters.


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    Default Re: Paper Insulation?

    I used to see that stuff (made from recycled newspaper) most of the time when I found cellulose insulation.

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