What is the white fluffy insulation in my attic?
Likewise, what is the fluffy stuff in the attic?
Cellulose insulation looks like dirty cottony paper-pulp. You are also lucky if you have fiberglass (that pink cotton-candy-looking stuff.) These, fortunately, are the most likely things you will see in your attic floor, besides dust. You might find one of the older insulating materials, UFFI.
Secondly, how do I know if I have asbestos insulation? Recognizing Asbestos Insulation. Look for loose fibers between your walls and in your ceilings. Keep an eye out for light, fluffy fibers that are used as insulation. They could also be found stuffed in paper bags and inserted into floor joists.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what is white insulation?
Northern White Fibre Glass Blowing Insulation is used in residential and commercial construction as a thermal and acoustical insulation. This insulation contains no asbestos, perlite, vermiculite or phenol-formaldehyde binder. These insulation products may qualify for energy tax credits.
Does old blown in insulation contain asbestos?
If this sounds like what you have, it is likely cellulose insulation, which contains a higher amount of recycled paper, without minerals. This means cellulose insulation does not contain asbestos and is a safe insulation, blown into the cavities.