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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wool Warms Pennsylvania House
It is amazing to me to see wonderful homes built almost 200 years ago that are getting a second chance at being that beloved family home bursting again with family, friends and laughter.

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One of Oregon Shepherd’s Pennsylvania clients is doing just that for a
home built by the Markley Family in 1834.  Members of the family had lived in the house continually for six generations until Meriam Markley died at the age of 107.  Meriam’s children are now in their 70’s and 80’s and none live in the area so they decided to sell the family home.

Refurbished Fireplace

Refurbished Fireplace

After serving overseas as an F-16 Pilot, our client found this home  and felt it was the perfect place to return to his roots.  He says that it has been vacant for several years and that the last major renovations were done in the late 1950’s so it needed a lot of work.  This stone farm house had little if any in the way of insulation.  The walls are two foot thick stone so they did not need insulation but the attic and the under floor did.

Our TeamWe were so excited to be working with this client and to be able to meet his insulation needs and his timeline that I took a picture of the crew when they had the order ready for shipment to Pennsylvania.  Here are John, Jordan and Joey with a shipment of four pallets of Oregon Shepherd PermaLoft, 100% all-natural wool insulation, Pennsylvania bound!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Installing Oregon Shepherd PermaLoft

It is always a pleasure to work with the folks at Balanced Energy Solutions in Portland, Oregon.  We accompanied them to an install of Oregon Shepherd’s PermaLoft insulation a couple of weeks ago and would like to share the experience with all of you. It was for a wonderful home in the Portland area which is being restored by the homeowner.  The home is over 100 years old and looks fantastic.

BLOGA-1-repointing frontIt is great to see our product in action and we appreciate Amy and Gregg letting us take some photos of their crew at work. They do a terrific job installing.  Doesn’t the attic insulation look great?  And it will be a real energy saver for this home.

BLOGA-22012-09-06 009Wouldn’t you like to see this in your home?  It sure will keep things cozy this winter.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Sweater for your Home
Oregon Shepherd manufactures 100% all natural wool building insulation in Rainier, Oregon.
Oregon Shepherd was started by two sheep producers that were looking for alternative uses for their wool.  We spent a great deal of time researching products from around the world.  We found that wool insulation is manufactured in many countries, but not in the U.S.A.  So we set about creating a loose fill wool insulation product from our own wool and from wool raised in the U.S.

BLOGB-1-perma_loft2Now is the time of year when many of us start thinking about staying warm in the winter and getting out those wool sweaters that have been packed away.  With PermaLoft wool insulation you can have a wool sweater for your house too.  We would love to talk to you about the advantages of wool.
You can find us on the web at or call us a1-888-629-WOOL (9665).