In the final article of this insulation series, it is time to compare spray foam insulation to cement. Cement is sometimes used in insulated concrete block in commercial buildings. Unlike the other types of insulation mentioned in this comparison series of articles, cement is sometimes used as part of a building’s structure such as the foundation and walls. Cement insulation blocks, which are essentially concrete that has more air, or sometimes even small foam beads, mixed in, which adds to the R-value of the cement.
While cement insulation blocks can be an effective insulation for a new home or commercial building with a very basic design, the advantage the spray foam insulation like Icynene offers is the ability to install it in existing homes. In addition, Icynene spray foam can be sprayed into hard-to-reach nooks and crannies in your home, expanding upon application to fill the space that a concrete block would not fit into. This makes Icynene ideal for more elaborately designed and constructed homes.
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.