Oregon Shepherd Sheep Wool Insulation is a natural loose sheep wool insulation product, and it is grown and it is American made – produced in the USA! It is a blend of raw sheep wool and post industrial recycled sheep wool from formerly wool socks, hats and mittens.
Sheep wool insulation moderates and handles moisture better than other products, and requires less than 10% of the energy to produce.
Oregon Shepherd loose sheep wool insulation is a mix of raw sheep wool from U.S. sheep farms, and post industrial recycled content from natural woolen mills (textile scraps, no synthetic dyes included). The percentages of raw wool and recycled content vary over time depending upon input streams.
Here is a link to a raw sheep wool insulation (batt and loose) that is a bit more expensive, but has no recycled content. https://eco-buildingproducts.com/product-category/brands/havelock-wool/
Netting may be included at a nominal cost to hold wool in place.
The intended installation density is about one pound per cubic foot for attics/ceilings/floors (horizontal cavities) and up to 1.2 lbs. per cubic foot for walls (vertical cavities).
This product comes compacted at about a 6-to-1 ratio, so you will need to fluff it. A standard insulation blower will do this for you. Otherwise it can be tricky to get the advertised coverage when fluffing manually.
Loose sheep wool insulation may be placed by hand, or it may be blown in much the same way as is done for loose fiberglass (don’t do it!) or cellulose (okay as long as it doesn’t get wet).
If placing by hand:
Blow In Your Loose Sheep Wool for optimal installation and coverage:
Wall, ceiling, and floor insulation is often used as a component of soundproofing. Any insulation product will improve your soundproofing compared to a hollow cavity.
However, if you are attempting to address a serious sound control problem that is impacting health or relationships with family or neighbors, you will want to educate yourself on the intricacies of sound control problems and the corresponding solutions. We recommend you start by visiting our friends at the Soundproofing Company as they are the industry experts.
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