It is almost impossible to relay the very real advantages of wool. It creates a temperate, comfortable, healthy, and just plain happy place. If you’ve got 4 minutes, take a walk through a recent job where wool blankets the entire house. From our perspective, the more you watch the more it makes sense.
What is with all the small gaps in the ceiling insulation. My building inspector would turn around and walk right out of the house if he saw that in my area north of Toronto!
Thanks for your note. No doubt loosefill can be considered a preferred method to avoid inevitable seams that any batt would create. We offer both so customers can decide.
That is one huge house! I would love to see how the owners feel once it’s done. Is this home in a climate the get really cold, like New England US?
This house happens to be in northern California but we have been used all over cold climates… from Maine to Quebec to Alaska!
What about places like Hawaii is it able to perform and is this a feasible alternative
Absolutely. Wool insulation performs extremely well in warm humid environments because it manages moisture extremely well.
Thanks for your note. You’ll appreciate there is often a significant difference between a product and it’s install. Our batts have been used in countless QII applications, where of course attention to detail is paramount. Admittedly, achieving such can often be easier with loose fill which is why we offer both products.
Andrew Legge, Havelock Wool
Hi All. Thanks so much for your comments – both positive and less so. Please note we are a manufacturer not an installer. Our batts are just like any others. The install process, frankly, comes down to the individuals doing the work. For those with deep concern for gaps that any batt might create there are loose-fill products. This is why we and other manufacturers make both. Thanks for following along and providing honest and constructive commentary.
Have you had success with wool insulation against the roof? We have water pipes in our attic and the cold water gets really hot when the sun shines in Florida. I’m thinking that having insulation against the underside of the roof would keep the water pipes at a reasonable temperature.
Hello! A radiant barrier would be more effective and less expensive, wrapping the pipes would help too. Thanks.