Insulation Comparison Guide



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Feature empty Fiber Glass Batts empty Cellulose empty Open Cell Spray Foam empty Closed Cell Spray Foam empty
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Class I Fire Rated check check check check
Controls Air Leakage     check check
Won't Sage or Settle     check check
Doesn't Shrink check     check
Will not support mold growth     check check
Fills all cracks and crevices     check check
Contains no formaldehyde   check check check
Deflects water leakage       check
Moisture vapor perm less than 1.0 (@ R-19) (Vapor Retarder)       check
Ability for R-19 (or higher) in 2x4 construction       check
Glues building into solid mass       check
Always meets energy star requirements unaided       check
Stops convection currents   check check check
Stops air infiltration       check
Stops all wind intrusion       check
Stops moisture accumulation       check
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Totals 2 4 7 16
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R-Value per Inch 3.2 3.5 3.8 6.6
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