All of our insulation products are made from 100% natural sheep’s wool.
Our wool can be used in exactly the same way as traditional insulation products, providing excellent warming and cooling properties for walls, floors, ceiling and roofs of homes, commercial and industrial buildings.
Health and Safety
Oregon Shepherd wool insulation also contains naturally-occurring Boron salts, giving it excellent resistance to pests and improving wool’s inherent resistance to fire. Oregon Shepherd’s proprietary bonding system uses natural proteins to chemically bond the borate molecules to the wool protein chain; this assures the end-user of a lifetime of fire and vermin resistance. Our insulation is easy to handle, requiring no special protective clothing or equipment during installation or throughout the serviceable life of the building.
Resistance to mold and fungus
Wool naturally resists mold and fungus due to its natural moisture transfer properties. Wool Insulation allows your home to breathe by absorbing moisture, chemical, and/or odor laden air and transferring it outside as temperatures change. A permeable house wrap applied over exterior sub-siding provides for this passive exchange.
Tests carried out by the Central Testing Facility in Tokyo, Japan found that when formaldehyde was released into a chamber, wool was able to absorb 96% of the formaldehyde within several hours. This capability is unique to natural fibers.
Wool Insulation products naturally enhance the acoustic properties of a building.
Oregon Shepherd wool insulation is energy efficient, using approximately 10% of the embodied energy for production that it takes to manufacture fiberglass insulation. Our products are 100% sustainable, biodegradable, and renewable.
PermaLoft® – Natural Wool Blown-In Insulation
Our loose or blown-in insulation called PermaLoft® is terrific for horizontal spaces such as attics or under flooring.
PermaBatt® Natural Insulation for walls and other framing
Can be hand placed or can be blown into vertical cavities between framing members in walls. It is ideal for the remodel/retrofit project.
This process allows for a simple, trouble-free methodology to insulate walls and ceilings. Our ultra thin netting is simply stapled over the framing members and the insulation is blown or hand placed in the framing cavities. Our PermaNet is stapled over the framing members. It retains the insulation while the wall coverings are being placed and finished.