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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.

We were so excited to be working with this client and to be able to meet his insulation needs and his timeline with a shipment of four pallets of Oregon Shepherd PermaLoft, 100% all-natural wool insulation, in their Pennsylvania home!


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 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 in the winter.  Note:  Solid color wool insulation was requested for this project at a higher price than the standard color natural wool derived from repurposed wool textile blow-in insulation.


Keep Cool in the Warmer Weather or Warm in the Cooler Weather
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 very many companies in the U.S.A.  So we set about creating a loose fill wool insulation product from wool raised in the U.S.

Whether it’s the time of year to start thinking about staying warm and getting out those wool sweaters that have been packed away, or whether it’s the time of year you’re thinking about keeping cool in the heat, with our PermaLoft wool insulation product you can have both.  Contact us at or 1-888-629-WOOL (9665).