3. Superior Insulator - Research funded by the Wool
Research Development Corporation has shown that wool is a
better thermal insulator than other fibers under typical
weather conditions because of its ability to absorb and desorb
moisture from the air. It can help keep a building cool in
summer and warm in winter.
When outside temperatures increase the wool is heated and
releases moisture which has a cooling affect on the fiber and
the building. This may reduce temperatures by up to 7E °C.
When outside temperatures decrease the wool absorbs
moisture which can increase peak temperatures by as much as 4E
4. Natural Sound Block - Wool insulation absorbs
sound and therefore reduces noise levels
5. Healthy Alternative - Wool is
non-carcinogenic (See Reports in the OSHA
carcinogenic mineral fibers-Good Shepherd Wool Insulation
no responsibility for the accuracy of the information
contained in the
linked articles.) and does not cause
irritation of the skin, eyes or
respiratory tract. It can
be installed without the use of gloves or
6. Repels Pests - The additive used to
make our wool fire resistant and to repel vermin and insects
a naturally occurring element found in the earth.
7. Recyclable - Our wool may be used for other
environmentally friendly applications at the end of its useful
8. Wool is also a very efficient absorber of indoor air
pollutants. Research has shown that it can absorb and
permanently retain high levels of formaldehyde, emitted from
some common building materials and furniture and nitrogen
dioxide and sulphur dioxide, which are normal by-products of
combustion processes (eg, gas stoves and heaters).