Comparing and Contrasting Spray Foam Insulation and Fiberglass Insulation (Part 3)

Spray Foam Insulation and Fiberglass Insulation Contrasting

Deciding on insulation in your home can be a big project and you want to make sure you choose the right type. Spray foam insulation and fiberglass insulation are two of the most popular types of insulation. This blog is the final part of a three-part blog series comparing the two. Here are some comparisons to look at with the insulation: Spray Foam Insulation and Fiberglass Insulation Contrasting

DIY vs Professional Installation

The installation process of insulation is something to consider when looking for the right insulation for you. You may want to install your insulation yourself, or you may be looking for a professional insulation contractor to help install the insulation. Fiberglass insulation is popular for DIY insulation because of its easy installation process. Spray foam insulation is not as easy to install yourself and often requires professional help. However, a professional spray foam insulation contractor will ensure that the insulation is installed correctly and quickly. They will take the proper safety measures when installing. Installing insulation yourself can be frustrating especially if you are inexperienced, but a spray foam insulation company will take the worries away with installing the insulation for you.

Hard to Reach Areas

There are some areas of your home that can be difficult to get insulation into because it is an attic or crawl space or just an odd, tight corner of a room. It is important to insulate all areas of a house even if it is hard to reach them. Some insulation materials make it easier to get into these hard-to-reach areas, while it can be more difficult to insulate with other insulation materials. Spray foam insulation is great insulation that will get into all these tight spaces. The foam is sprayed in the areas and then will expand to reach all the tight spots and holes. Fiberglass insulation does not insulate these areas as easily. It is cut to the area it needs to fill and it is harder to cut to the odd shapes. It is more simple to spray the insulation and have it fill the small spaces and gaps.

Pest Prevention

Spray foam insulation is installed by trained and certified professionals, who have the equipment and expertise to handle this product safely. It can be installed in both open walls (those where you can see inside, such as between studs) or closed walls, and it is sprayed on in a liquid form that dries to a solid. This means that all safety equipment must be worn for installation.

Spray foam insulation and fiberglass insulation have different aspects. Consider if you are wanting to install your insulation yourself or by a professional insulation contractor. Also consider how well the insulation is at getting in hard-to-reach areas, and how well it is at pest prevention. If you would like to go with spray foam insulation, contact Spray Foam Insulation Plus in Bloomington, MN. We are your local insulation company and would love to help with your next home project!

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Spray Foam Insulation and Fiberglass Insulation Contrasting

Spray Foam Insulation and Fiberglass Insulation Contrasting

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