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Black Mountain 16″ Natural Sheep Wool Insulation

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(2 customer reviews)

$37.10$80.20

Use our Wool Insulation Quote form so we can provide you with an estimate that best meets your needs, as well as find you the best shipping rate.

For this 16″ wide insulation, a box of 2 ships for much less per roll than a single roll.

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Description

Black Mountain 16″ Natural Sheep Wool Insulation

Wool Insulation

Black Mountain SheepRoll is a general purpose natural wool insulation fiber designed for use in a loft, rafter, internal wall, and inter-floor applications. SheepRoll meets and surpass US building product standards for Thermal, Fire, Mold Resistance, and Structural performance.

Wool insulation is not only breathable but also able to absorb, retain and release moisture without affecting its thermal properties or performance. Wool insulation is ideal for breathable wall construction.

The manufacture of sheep wool insulation requires 90% less energy to manufacture than mineral wool insulation. In use, the durability and moisture control properties of wool allow for a higher level of performance and longevity. Retaining its insulating properties for the life of the building.

Environmental Information

The manufacture of sheep wool insulation requires 90 percent less energy to manufacture than mineral wool insulation. In use, the durability and moisture control properties of wool allow for a higher level of performance and longevity, retaining its insulating properties for the life of the building. Wool is naturally fire resistant and is treated with boron salts so as to heighten its vermin and insect resistance.

Ordering

Please use our Wool Insulation Quote form if ordering more than 3 rolls. We will provide you with an estimate that meets your needs.

These 16″ rolls are 14.5″ wide, designed to fit snugly between 16″-on-center framing members (studs or joists).  If your framing is 24″ on center then click here for our: 24″ wool insulation.

Advantages

  • Controls condensation, wool absorbs and releases moisture yet doesn’t lose it’s thermal performance, wool can in fact absorb up to 40 percent of its own weight and remain dry, to the touch.
  • Wool actually heats up when absorbing moisture by up to 45 degrees F, this increases the dew point temperature reducing the risk of condensation.
  • Wool absorbs harmful gasses, e.g. formaldehyde, and then locks them up permanently. Man made insulation emits gases.
  • A better insulator compared to glass fiber insulation, requiring 10 percent less thickness to achieve the same insulating factor.
  • Glass fiber thermal performance deteriorates dramatically when any moisture is present, wool’s performance is not affected.
  • Wool will last for the life of the building due to the resilience of wool, glass fiber may compact and require topping up after 10 years.
  • Wool is truly sustainable, a yearly clip of wool is available as a by-product of the livestock farming. Mineral wool depletes the world’s resources.
  • Wool is a “Carbon sink”, it actually locks up CO2, man-made pollutes CO2 during its manufacture.
  • Very low energy required in its manufacture, requiring 85 percent less energy compared to man- made products.
  • Biodegradable at the end of its life.
  • Safe to handle, no skin or respiratory problems typical of mineral wool.
  • Lastly sheep wool insulation is a product of choice from the consumers perspective, who continue to express their concerns with mineral wool insulation.

Specs

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Residential Roll Sizes

R13: 3.5 inches x 14.5 inches x 16 feet (19.33 Sq Ft per roll if installed edge-to-edge, 21.33 Sq Ft if placed between 16″-on-center framing members)
R19: 5.25 inches x 14.5 inches x 12 feet (14.5 Sq Ft per roll if installed edge-to-edge, 16 Sq Ft if placed between 16″-on-center framing members)

For 24″ on-center spacing (22.5″ nominal width), click here.

Applications

SheepRoll insulation is designed for use in new and existing buildings within the loft, rafter, internal wall, and inter-floor use. Wool insulation is ideal for dry lining on external walls and throughout all parts of wooden framed buildings.

Fire Standards

Wool is naturally fire retardant, the material only chars since there is insufficient oxygen in the atmosphere to support combustion of wool. In the event of a fire, wool will not add to the fire risk and produces no toxic gases.

More Information

Sheeproll Brochure

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Compare Sheep’s Wool with Cotton or Fiberglass
Features Sheep Wool Cotton Fiberglass
Does not require carcinogen warning label Yes Yes No
No VOCs or Off-gassing Issues Yes Yes No
100% Sustainable Yes No No
Does not contain Formaldehyde Yes Yes No
Improves Indoor Air Quality Yes No No
Environmentally Friendly Yes Yes No
Uses Safe Natural Fibers Yes Yes No
Superior Acoustic Properties Yes Yes No
Requires Less Energy to Manufacture Yes No No
Easy to Handle / Install Yes Yes No
Easy / Safe to Cut Yes Yes No
No Skin Irritation / Itching Yes Yes No
No Protective Clothing Required Yes Yes No

Bulk

Please contact us for discounts on bulk ordering. Call us or use our Wool Insulation Quote form.

Additional Information

Weight 11
Dimensions 28 x 19 x 26 ft
R-Value

R13, R19

Box of 2, or Single

Single Roll, Box of 2

2 reviews for Black Mountain 16″ Natural Sheep Wool Insulation

  1. 5 out of 5

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    After some research, I have concluded that your Black Mountain sheep’s wool insulation is comparable in price to the quote I received from a couple of spray foam insulation contractors.

    Can you please let me know why I should choose buy your sheep wool insulation over spray in foam insulation? I look forward to hearing back from you!

    Thank you

    • :

      Spray foam insulation is very efficient. Not only does it have a high R-Value, but it does a great job sealing the envelope. In fact, it seals the envelope so tightly, the a mechanical ventilation system is highly recommended to ensure that the interior space has air exchange circulating fresh air into the home and removing stagnate and stale air out of the home. Even though most spray foam manufacturers say that the chemicals in their two part system expand into place quickly, dry quickly and become inert within 48 to 72 hours depend upon humidity and ambient temperature, the verdict is still out whether or not, the chemicals continue to off-gas at unrecognizable levels thus polluting Indoor Air Quality.
      Because our sheep wool insulation and spray foam insulation are comparable in cost, I recommend our Black Mountain Sheep Wool Insulation over Spray in Foam Insulation because all you have to do make the wool insulation comparable in efficiency is caulk the wall cavities and ceiling cavities before you install the wool insulation. Doing so, you will seal the envelope and your all natural wool insulation provide outstanding resistance to heat loss loss (R-Value) combined with all of it natural properties that are listed above.

  2. :

    Is your wool insulation currently available?

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      Yes, our Black Mountain wool insulation is available. It is one of our favorite products, too! We can check on availability for you if you give us your square footage and specify whether your “on-center” widths are 16 or 24 inches. You also have a choice of batts which are four feet long, or rolls which are longer. And, of course, the thickness / R-value, with the most popular being the 3.5 inch thick R-13 (often used in walls), or the 5.5 inch thick R-19 typically used in 2×6 framed walls, or in ceilings/attics. Shipping costs will vary depending upon your zip code, so give us that too. You can use our Wool Insulation inquiry form on our website, or give us a call, and we will email you a quote!

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