The right insulation in your tiny house can make the structure more comfortable, but also as energy efficient and eco-friendly as the rest of your life.
You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing the best insulation for your tiny home. Your choices include denim, foam board, fiberglass, and spray foam. Each has its own set of pros and cons, so it really comes down to what your needs are.
RetroFoam of Michigan has insulated thousands of homes across Michigan’s lower peninsula, and some of those are tiny homes. We understand the want a homeowner has to reduce their carbon footprint, so we’re here to help.
In our continued efforts to educate homeowners, we have compiled a list of the most common tiny house insulation options. We will take a look at each insulation material, as well as their pros and cons.
Tiny House Insulation Options
So many options for one tiny house, but below we will talk about these more common options and what they have to offer.
Denim Tiny House Insulation
Blue jeans are more than a fashion choice as denim is also an insulation option.
Is energy efficient as it will keep your heating and cooling appliances from running constantly.
Doesn’t retain water.
Doesn’t serve as a catalyst if there is a fire.
Is more expensive when compared to other insulation options.
Some spray foam brands have an odor following installation that could last hours or in some cases days.
Not recommended as a DIY project.
Best Insulation for a Tiny House
When choosing the best insulation for your tiny house there is more to consider than just the material alone.
The first thing to consider is whether your material options will meet code in your city, county, or state. Building insulation code is different place to place, so make sure you know what will and will not pass before you get started and make sure you are on the same page as your building code inspector.
Your budget, expectations, and needs also play a huge role. It is important to weigh these factors before you make a final decision. You have decided on the tiny house life, so you should pick tiny house insulation that meets your needs and ideas.
About Amanda Ringler
Amanda previously has worked as a breaking news and crime reporter, TV news producer, and editor in Flint and Detroit. Throughout her career as a journalist, she has won several awards from the Detroit Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and the Michigan Press Association.
As part of the RetroFoam of Michigan family, Amanda uses her experience as a journalist to write content that will help educate homeowners on the benefits of foam insulation.
When Amanda isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and rescued huskies. She also loves knitting, making art, cooking, and hosting dinner and a movie night for friends and family.