Why Flash and Batt Makes Sense

Posted on Sep 22 by Martin Holladay


Closed-cell spray foam and fiberglass batts can be used together to maximize performance and minimize cost

Closed-cell spray-polyurethane foam may be the best-performing insulation available today. It seals against air infiltration, it boasts more R-valueMeasure of resistance to heat flow; the higher the R-value, the lower the heat loss. The inverse of U-factor. per inch than other forms of insulation, and it blocks the passage of water vapor. It’s also the most expensive option, and it requires dedicated equipment for large-scale installations.

[To read more of Michael Maines's article from the February/March 2011 issue of Fine Hombuilding, click the link below.]

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