Can You Compare Spray Foam Insulation To Mineral Wool?

July 26, 2017

With so many choices in the field of insulation, it can be truly frustrating to try to find the answers to your questions. In this series of articles, we  compare spray foam insulation to mineral wool, cellulose, foam board, and other types of insulation, to help  homeowners  get the information they need to make a decision on what is right for their home.

In the case of mineral wool, there are some key considerations that homeowners should make note. As it is usually spun into fiber batting from man-made materials, it can be challenging to reach any gaps and cracks that may be hard to reach or complex. Compare this to Icynene spray foam, which is sprayed onto the surface and then expands within seconds to fill those gaps and cracks, and you can see how these two types of insulation differ.

In addition, the porousness of mineral wool can present challenges, both when it comes to moisture and air loss. In the case of the former, water can potentially compromise the quality of the insulation. This contrasts Icynene spray foam insulation, which is able to reject bulk water in its closed cell form, without compromising the material or the home’s other structural materials.

Talk to a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to find out more reasons why Icynene is the best choice for your home, or your project.

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