When we look at the various types of insulation available, it is striking how many options are available today. Energy Home Solutions can help you pick the right material for your budget, sensibilities, and application.
Cellulose vs Fiberglass
We’re going to focus in this article on the two most common types of insulation: fiberglass and cellulose. These two insulation types are available either as loose fill (or blown-in) or as solid sheets available in rolls or cut into batts.
Other more expensive insulation options include: rock wool, XPS foam board, EPS, polyisocyanurate, and various types of spray foam. They each have their advantages and disadvantages that lend them to particular applications.
Despite the prevalence of fiberglass and cellulose insulation, we are seeing more homeowners choose spray foam insulation. Spray foam is significantly more expensive, but offers superior air sealing, noise suppression, insect control and greater insulation power. AirKrete spray foam in particular has exceptional performance, health, and environmental benefits.
Nevertheless, cost is always an issue, and many homeowners will continue to choose either fiberglass or cellulose. So let’s take a closer look at these two very common options.
Dense pack cellulose insulation blown into the wall cavity and trimmed back flush with the framing studs.