What do you think about vermiculite insulation? Should I buy one for my house, is it safer? May it cause health issues?
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It is better to consult a home inspector before buying it, as one of the biggest problem of the vermiculite insulation is that it can hazard to your home.
You should be aware that the vermiculite insulation can contain the asbestos.However, it is difficult to identify if the vermiculite contains this hazardous substance or not.
if you want to buy it, you should always assume that it contains asbestos material, and avoid disturbing it, as any disturbance may cause asbestos exposure which can lead to severe health consequences.
You can live in a house with the vermiculite insulation, but you must hire a professional asbestos contractor if you want to remodel or conduct renovations that may cause the disturbance of your vermiculite, and to ensure the safety of handling or removing of this hazardous material.
Honestly, if I were in your place, I will avoid anything that can be transformed one day to a hazardous material and cause severe health inconvenient.