Insulation Features & Benefits

Features

R-value per inch (avg.)

Air-barrier material

Expand to fit

Low water vapor transmission

Low water absorption

High strength and stiffness

No measurable formaldehyde

Benefits

Reduces wall thickness saves framing cost

Maximum energy savings, reduces draft, improved air quality

Provides labeled R-value and no settling

Provides moisture control

EMA-approved flood resistant insulation

Improves structural integrity and durability

Improves indoor air quality

Closed-Cell SPF

6,2

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Open-Cell SPF

3,6

Y

X

X

Y

Cellulose

4

X

X

X

X

X

Y

Fibreglass Batts

3,7

X

X

X

X

X

Fibreglass Loose-Fill

3,2

X

X

X

X

X

Y

1. Not considered an air barrier material per Air Barrier Association of America.

2. Will qualify as an intergral vapor retarder when facings are attached.

3. Closed-cell absorbs minimal amounts of water (from 0 to a maximum of 4%, depending on manufacturer).  Open-cell foams absorb in excess of 30% by volume.