Knowledge Resource " Comparison Chart of Values"
   
Comparative Properties, R-Values/in. Between Cellulose, Fiberglass 'Insulation' and Rigid Isocyanurate Foam Insulation
SPRAY
CEL
BIB
CEL
M.DEN.
CEL
PAR/PAC
CEL.

F.G.
BATT

H.D.
BATT

F.G.
CHOP

INSEAL
FOAM
R/ISOC
FOAM
INSTALLER SAFETY HEALTH ISSUES
XXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XX
XX
X
XXXX
XX
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XX
XX
XX
XX
XX
AIR SEALING QUALITIES
XXX
XXX
XXX
XXXX
X
X
X
XXXX
XXXX
FILLS GAPS WELL, ESP, IRREGULAR
XXXX
XXX
XXX
XXXX
XX
XX
XXX
XX
XXXX
RESISTANCE TO FIRE, MELTING, ETC.
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XX
XX
XX
X
XX
SOUND ABSORPTION
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XX
XX
XX
XXX
XXX
VERSATILE IN MANY APPLICATIONS
XX
XXXX
XXX
XXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXX
XXXX
XX
NO SETTLING IN STUD CAVITY
XXX
XXX
XXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
MOISTURE LOW IN INSTALLATION
X
XX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
R-VALUE/IN.
3.8
3.6
3.8
3.6
3.2
3.8
2.3
3.6
6.2
XXXX=Very Good
XXX=Good
XX=Mediocre
X=Poor
Chart prepared by Charles Bourke, builder and contributing editor to the Journal of Light Construction

 

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