Spray Foam vs Cellulose Insulation

If youíre unsure whether you should use cellulose insulation or spray foam insulation in your home, weíre here to give you a little more clarity on the benefits of each.†

Spray Foam Insulation

One of the main abilities of spray foam insulation is to get into the small cracks and crevices, then expand and dry quickly to block air and water. Because the foam seals cracks, air canít penetrate the walls, which greatly reduces the number of allergens entering the building. Itís a barrier against water, so it prevents mold and mildew and can protect your home from flooding and water damage. Though itís more expensive up front, it saves money on bills in the long term.

Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose insulation is great at fitting around items in walls like pipes and wiring without leaving substantial air pockets. Properly packed insulation can seal walls from air infiltration and limit convection. It is also favorable for sound insulation due to its density. It can save homeowners 20-50% on their utility bills and is treated with borate to give it the highest fire safety rating. This type of insulation is also a green product since itís made from recycled newspapers.†

Our experts at First Defense are here to help you make an informed decision. We can walk you through the pros and cons of each and make sure youíre happy with the result!