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I am considering cellulose, but the idea of surrounding myself with borate has stopped me. I need to insulate walls, eaves, and roof peak of 1930 home.

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My 1930 era home has some foam board within the upstairs walls, scattered batts of fiberglass and/or cellulose in the eaves, no insulation downstairs, and unknown insulation in the peak of the roof, probably a little fiberglass. Exterior siding is vinyl, in good condition. Roof is new. I'd like to have insulation blown in, as the interior walls are also in good shape. I had considered having borate-treated cellulose blown in by contractors who said they could remove strips of siding, but I have auto-immune problems, and the idea of surrounding myself with borate has stopped me. Would aircrete be a solution? Are there better green/health solutions?




 

 

My 1930 era home has some foam board within the upstairs walls, scattered batts of fiberglass and/or cellulose in the eaves, no insulation downstairs, and unknown insulation in the peak of the roof, probably a little fiberglass. Exterior siding is vinyl, in good condition. Roof is new. I'd like to have insulation blown in, as the interior walls are also in good shape. I had considered having borate-treated cellulose blown in by contractors who said they could remove strips of siding, but I have auto-immune problems, and the idea of surrounding myself with borate has stopped me. Would aircrete be a solution? Are there better green/health solutions?

Dear Mary,

I know it might sound crazy, but you could try sleeping with some borate treated insulation next to your bed. A home test will show you what your sensitivity...


 

 

 
 
 

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