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HammerTime01

02:00PM | 04/19/07
Member Since: 04/18/07
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Bvhvac
Refer to title....thanks in advance

HammerTime01

02:03PM | 04/19/07
Member Since: 04/18/07
26 lifetime posts
spray foam insulation vs regular insulation....thanks

fugazi48

07:50AM | 04/20/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
You may have to define regular insulation so we know what you are asking.

HammerTime01

08:15PM | 04/22/07
Member Since: 04/18/07
26 lifetime posts
I was under the impression that regular insulation breathes a lot more than spray foam insulation ie letting heat out and such much more easily. Where spray foam practically seals your house...if that helps

HammerTime01

08:17PM | 04/22/07
Member Since: 04/18/07
26 lifetime posts
...and what I'm asking is that the main difference?

fugazi48

10:48AM | 04/23/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
If you ignore costs, fiberglass(if that is what regular insulation is) can provide a vapor barrier if installed with the kraft paper. Fiberglass will require more space and installation effort.

Foam is basically permanent. I don't know how you deal with wiring or plumbing. It is best for catherdral ceilings where you only have 4 inches to work with.

check out www.energystar.org and look for EERE info on insulation technology.

pfslady

12:30PM | 01/09/12
Member Since: 01/09/12
1 lifetime posts
You might want to read more about foam insulation and learn about the various types used in a home. Spray foam use is all based upon the type of application you require.
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