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Re: insulation

Posted By: joe
Tuesday, 6 June 2000, at 12:05 p.m.

In Response To: insulation (Walt Jacoby)

Personally, I prefer fiberglass in almost every instance.

Cellulose will actually give a slightly higher initial R value for equal thicknesses, but it will lose that R value quickly as it compresses over time.

Cellulose installation is usually more costly (need special machines).

Cellulose gets blown away from eave vent areas often leaving large area uninsulated and creating areas ripe for ice dam formation in winter.

Fiberglass is much easier to install. Can be cleaner to work with especially using the newer wrapped fiberglass batts...

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