Cellulose vs. Spray Foam Insulation: Which Insulation is Best for Your Home?

The type of insulation for your home or project depends on circumstances, preference, and purpose. When looking into different types of insulation, a common debate is cellulose vs. spray foam insulation. So, which is right for you? We at ARC Insulation are prepared to guide you through the pros and cons of cellulose and spray foam insulation.

the pros and cons of cellulose and spray foam insulation

  • Cellulose Insulation – Cellulose insulation is a loose-fill product made up of shredded newsprint. Cellulose contains a boric acid that helps fight off pests; this can be ideal for insulation in areas such as a basement or attic. Cellulose insulation is thought to be an environmentally friendly option. You’ll be saving money using this option, as opposed to spray foam insulation. The major con to this option is it has the ability to absorb moisture (although unlikely) and form mold.
  • Spray Foam Insulation – Spray foam insulation is one of the most common types of insulation. Spray foam is a cellular polyurethane foam that is spray-applied very fluidly, creating a barrier which can partially weatherize a home. Along with its high R-value, spray foam insulation’s barrier can also prevent mold from forming and prevent water damage to your home. Spray foam also provides excellent sound insulation in between the walls of your home. The main downside of spray foam insulation is the high cost associated with the product.

Our team at ARC Insulation hope this guide has helped you understand the difference between cellulose and spray foam insulation and has helped you decide which is a right fit for your home. If you have any questions regarding insulation and the services we provide, please contact us at ARC Insulation.