When it comes to insulation, fiberglass and spray foam are two of the most popular options for homeowners and businesses in the region. Both offer numerous advantages and can provide reliable thermal protection in our climate. At Mooney & Moses, our team is happy to help you choose the fiberglass or spray foam insulation that best suits your needs and desired comfort.
Fiberglass insulation is one of the oldest insulating materials still in use in the United States. It can be applied as batts that are rolled into place or blown-in to fill in every crack and crevice. Often used in attics, it can be applied to walls and crawl spaces without any difficulty.
Once installed, fiberglass insulation will provide significant thermal protection throughout every season. It also offers considerable noise reduction benefits and can make your home or commercial business a quiet and comfortable place to relax or get to work. Because the insulation provides a solid layer of protection against heat gain or loss, it can reduce strain on your HVAC systems, enhancing performance and prolonging the operational life span of these systems.
Fiberglass insulation is non-combustible, which makes it ideal for enhancing fire protection. It is naturally resistant to moisture, and the majority of modern fiberglass insulation products are manufactured using recycled materials. This makes it an eco-friendly insulating option that will help keep waste out of the landfill.
Installation of fiberglass batts or blown-in fiberglass insulation doesn’t require significant preparation. In most cases, it takes an experienced crew less than a day to insulate an entire home.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is often seen as the “new kid on the block.” Not as old as other insulation options, it wasn’t widely applied to residential and commercial buildings until the 1970s. Spray foam insulation is typically composed of polyurethane that is applied wet to the structure and expands as it dries. This creates an airtight seal that fills in any gaps, cracks or crevices. This process seals off the home and creates an impenetrable air barrier and a solid deterrent to pests that may try and gain access to your home or business.
As with fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation provides solid thermal protection and significant sound dampening benefits. Moreover, because it is moisture-resistant, spray foam insulation provides dependable protection against moisture infiltration and won’t allow mold or mildew to grow upon it. This helps preserve the indoor air quality within your home or business and also helps protect the structure from moisture damage.
The composition of the spray foam provides considerable thermal protection that can reduce your monthly utility bills by up to 40%. This makes it one of the most eco-friendly insulation options in the country. Within just a few years, most homeowners and businesses recoup the cost of insulation through dramatic savings on their gas and electric bills.
As with fiberglass insulation, installing spray foam insulation doesn’t take long at all. In most cases, an entire home can be completed in less than a day. However, this can be a longer or shorter amount of time in both cases, depending on the property’s size and any special preparation requirements.
Do you have questions about fiberglass or spray foam insulation? Contact Mooney & Moses at (513) 341-8918. We will answer your questions and determine which type of insulation is best for your needs in Cincinnati, Beavercreek, Blue Ash, Covington, Dayton, Lebanon or Miamisburg.