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What is the cheapest insulation board?

Last Updated: 11th March, 2020

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Polystyrene EPS & XPS Rigid Insulation Boards
  • Polystyrene insulation can be the cheapest board insulation.
  • Polystyrene insulation comes in two flavours EPS (Expanded) and XPS (Extruded).
  • EPS & XPS features low water absorption properties.

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Herein, what is the cheapest type of insulation?

Fiberglass batts are typically the cheapest insulation, but a loose corner or tear can diminish the insulation quality.

Beside above, how much is a sheet of insulation? Cost of Rigid Foam Insulation

Rigid Foam Insulation Costs Zip Code
Basic Best
Rigid Foam Insulation – Installation Cost $125.00 - $135.00 $225.00 - $265.00
Rigid Foam Insulation – Total $165.00 - $180.00 $285.00 - $340.00
Rigid Foam Insulation – Total Average Cost per square foot $1.73 $3.13

Also Know, what is the best insulation board?

Polyurethane (PUR) is one of the most efficient insulation materials on the market. PUR is available in the shape of insulation boards or foam. However, the boards have a better insulation value than the foam variant.

How thick should insulation board be?

Comes in thicknesses ranging from 12-40mm, making it the thinnest PIR insulation available, in a standard board size of 1200mm x 2400mm. Is suitable for use in a number of applications including roof, wall and floor systems.

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