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Spray Foam and Fiberglass Insulation CombinedBy admin
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Whilst new builds and more modern homes tend to come with modern spray foam insulation already installed, traditional fibreglass insulation and other, older options are found throughout most other properties.
In improving your home’s energy efficiency, you may choose to have a spray foam insulation such as Icynene fitted, but spray foam & fiberglass insulation combined may not quite wield the results that you’re after.
Icynene spray foam is an industrial foam that mixes in equal parts a plastic mixture and water to produce a wet foam that expands to up to one hundred times its original size, before drying out.
As a foam, the mixture is durable and flexible enough to fill any space – be it vented crawl spaces under floors, wall cavities or roof rafters.
But which insulation offers the best benefits overall? We put both fiberglass and spray foam to the test. Here’s the result…
Whilst multiple fibreglass panels can be combined to cover an area, they are unable to provide the comprehensive coverage offered by spray foam
Why Spray Foam’s Superior to Fiberglass
Traditional fibreglass insulation panels work in a different way. They are stuffed into cavities, stuck onto walls or laid across the floor.
Fiberglass insulation panels are made up of shards of glass, and, consequently, can’t be handled safely. Their ability to gather dust and absorb water also means that fibreglass insulation is prone to grow mould and deteriorate – resulting in poor internal air quality.
This means that it’s often not nice to be around, and so in areas of habitation, you’ll find it covered by walls or board coverings.
Whilst multiple fibreglass panels can be combined to cover an area, they are unable to provide the comprehensive coverage offered by spray foam.
Moral of the story? Stick solely to spray foam if you’re looking for long-term results.
Mould can’t grow on spray foam insulation, either, for added piece of mind that the air throughout your home will be as clean as possible!
Spray Foam: The Multi-Purpose Insulation Alternative
One of the main benefits of spray foam insulation is the improved air quality it can bring to your home.
As a total seal against the outside world, you’ll find no insects or pests can pass through it. No dust can settle onto the set spray foam, and there’s no allergens or toxins contained in the mixture.
Customers have commented previously that they notice a difference almost immediately – particularly those with conditions aggravated by dust or airborne allergens, such as asthma.
Mould can’t grow on spray foam insulation, either, for added piece of mind that the air throughout your home will be as clean as possible.
Spray foam is installed by Home Logic in the UK, and there need not be a cold period between you removing your fiberglass panels, and then installing spray foam.
Technicians will safely remove all of your old fibreglass insulation panelling and will dispose of it safely for you. There’s no need to mess around with industrial gloves and breathing masks yourself!
Book your free, no-obligation home survey for spray foam insulation installation today by calling 0800 1700 636, or by simply clicking the button below.
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