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We understand that consumers make decisions based on many factors, including price, performance and, in more and more cases, on the environmental impact of the product.
Comparing Insulation Types
When considering insulation for your home, it’s important to understand the facts about different product types and options. First things first: there is no such thing as a “best insulator.” Surprised? According to the Building Sciences Corporation (BSC), all insulation types perform equally well when properly installed and air sealed.
Recycled Content
Fiberglass insulation—Contains 40-60% recycled content, depending on manufacturer and facility.
Slag wool and rock wool (the two types of mineral wool insulation)—contain 10-15% and 70-90% recycled content respectively.
Cellulose insulation—Has significant recycled content, with manufacturers often claiming 80% or more.
Spray foam insulation—Is strictly a chemical product and therefore contains very little recycled content.
Fire Safety
Fiberglass and mineral wool insulation are naturally non-combustible.
Spray foam insulation will ignite at 700°F.
Cellulose insulation—Requires approximately 20%, by weight, of fire retardants to reduce flammability.15 This adds fire-resistance, though the material itself is not non-combustible or smolder-resistant and products must carry a fire hazard warning. The Consumer Products Safety Commission requires cellulose manufacturers to warn customers that the product presents a fire hazard. The risks are real. In 2015, Allstate Insurance is suing an insulation contractor over a house fire allegedly caused by improper installation of cellulose insulation.
Moisture
No insulation product alone is capable of preventing moisture-rela