I have read that heating a product will cause it to release any VOCs, do you have a preferred product for hot water pipe insulation that won’t off-gas into homes? I have strong sensitivities to chemicals and its been hard to keep the air quality of my new build, so I don’t want to mess up on something small like this. Thanks!
I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.
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