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Insulation Comparisons
Insulation Product Comparisons

Fiberglass

* Approved R-factor per inch thickness

* Effectiveness dependent on correct installation

* Uses entrapped air as barrier to heat transfer

* Least cost and return on investment

Cellulose

* Higher R-factor per inch thickness than fiberglass

* Blocks air infiltration

* Best sound proofing

* Medium up-front investment yields energy savings return

Polyurethane Foam

* Highest R-factor per inch thickness (double fiberglass)

* Resists moisture and insects

* Seals cracks and adds structural integrity

* Largest up-front investment yields largest near and long-term energy savings return




Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

Insulation Product Comparison Chart

* Stops air and moisture infiltration

* Makes your home more comfortable

* Saves on energy costs

* Adds strength to the building structure

* It is permanent and will not sag

* Keeps dust and pollen out

* Reduces capacity requirements, maintenance and wear of HVAC equipment


Insulation Type

R-VALUE per inch

Air Barrier
Structual Stability
Moisture Barrier
Close-cell Foam
7.0
YES
YES
YES
Open-cell Foam
3.5
YES
NO
NO
Cellulose
3.5
YES
NO
NO
Fiber Glass
3.2
NO
NO
NO

 
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