Insulating your home? Blown-in cellulose is a good option for an attic, and you can do it yourself.
ILLUSTRATION: KEITH WARD
Rigid foam insulation is installed in this energy-efficient new home in Greensburg, Kan.
Fiberglass batts are a common form of insulation for walls.
Fiberglass insulation can be used under flooring above unheated areas, such as this crawl space.
One way to make an older home more energy efficient is to drill holes in the walls and blow in cellulose insulation.
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Recycled denim makes great natural fiber insulation — the source is often waste from denim-manufacturing facilities.
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