Eco-friendly or green materials are products that are nontoxic, use less energy and fewer resources, are made from recycled materials or are easily recyclable. While all insulation is eco-friendly to some extent, since it saves energy, cotton and soybean based insulation are even greener products, since they’re manufactured from natural materials.

Advantages of Cotton and Soybean Insulation

  • Cotton Insulation: Made from recycled natural fiber, cotton insulation, such as Bonded Logic UltraTouch, contains no chemical irritants and carries a Class-A fire rating. In addition, it doesn’t itch like fiberglass insulation.
  • Soybean Foam Insulation: While many types of spray foam insulation are made from highly toxic chemicals, soybean based foam insulation, such as BioBased Insulation, is made from a natural, easily renewable material. Foam insulation is sprayed into wall cavities and between ceiling joists and rafters in attics, where it expands to fill all the gaps and crevices, giving it a very high insulation R-value.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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