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Whether you’re doing a sprinter conversion or you’re working on a VW bus, moisture control should be your central consideration. Condensation will form on the inside walls. This moisture will find a way into your van’s wall space.

This means that you need an insulator which actively manages moisture.

Fiberglass insulation releases fibers into the air. This is the last thing you want to breath in your confined space. Do you know what kind of chemical binders are being used in your insulation? Additionally, when Fiberglass insulation gets wet it slumps and becomes a breeding ground for mold.

Rigid foam may seem like a viable solution, but consider first that your van’s walls are typically curved. This means that installation will require adhesion with a toxic glue. Beyond toxicity, this medium is known to squeak when the van is in motion.

Fiberglass insulation releases fibers into the air. This is the last thing you want to breath in your confined space. Do you know what kind of chemical binders are being used in your insulation? Additionally, when Fiberglass insulation gets wet it slumps and becomes a breeding ground for mold.

Rigid foam may seem like a viable solution, but consider first that your van’s walls are typically curved. This means that installation will require adhesion with a toxic glue. Beyond toxicity, this medium is known to squeak when the van is in motion.

We Are An Industry Leader In Van Insulation Technology

Challenges:

  • Condensation is inevitable, therefore moisture presents a serious challenge to long-term living.
  • Space is confined, this makes air quality an elevated consideration.
  • Vans can be loud; sound absorption is important.
  • Vapor barriers may pose significant risks.

Consider what happens to your indoor air quality when you insulate with subpar insulating materials – particularly when surrounded by exhaust fumes. Optimally, you should have a chemical-free passive filtration insulating material that manages moisture and reduces sound.

WHAT DOES YOUR BUILD REQUIRE?

Approximate amounts of wool needed to insulate walls, ceiling, doors and cab area of your van:

VAN TYPE COVERAGE
Sprinter 144 250 square feet
Sprinter 170 300 square feet
Sprinter 170 Extended 350 square feet
For Transit 148 250 square feet
Promaster 159 250 square feet
  • In our experience, we find people are calling back to buy more Havelock Wool because the above estimates are low for the following reasons:
    • These coverages do not include the floor;
    • These coverages do not include all of the nooks and crannies that need to be filled; and
    • These coverages do not make adjustments for the curved wall of the van where you have to use more insulation because it is a larger depth in the middle of the curved wall.
  • Just so you don’t have to get one more bag shipped out to you, please round up instead of down and if it’s too close, order another bag.
  • We are trying to give you the benefit of our experience and knowledge and, at the same time, keeping your shipping costs down to a minimum.
  • We accept returns within 30 days as long as they are unopened, full bags and it’s being shipped back to Performance Haus at your own expense.

We hope this helps you get a better understanding of how much Havelock Wool you need. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office at 780-952-3540 or 1-888-881-0650.

Sure, any wool is better than no wool. But, our loose fill wool, for example, is mechanically processed to further allow for loft and higher R-values- called knops, providing a consistent product to our customers who trust us with their vans. Simply “chopping” wool into pieces after its sheared from the sheep has much less effective thermal properties.

No, in fact wool is constantly moving as it retains and expels moisture. This movement allows for a growing effect and it maintains its space. Wool also sticks to everything it touches.

Yes! Wool has a 90 and 95 noise reduction coefficient.

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