hempbuzz United States (US) 291 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 40 Points View Profile 0 hempbuzz Asked: June 30, 20202020-06-30T01:55:24-04:00 2020-06-30T01:55:24-04:00In: Construction Is hemp insulation better than spray foam insulation? 0 Is hemp insulation better than spray foam insulation? foaminsulationspray Share Facebook 12 Answers Voted Oldest Recent HempGuru United States (US) 0 Questions 126 Answers 0 Best Answers 276 Points View Profile HempGuru 2020-08-16T12:54:54-04:00Added an answer on August 16, 2020 at 12:54 pm Hemp insulation is flammable. But they are often chemically treated by manufacturers to be fire retardant for better safety of homes. However, keep in mind that its effectiveness could vary based on how it’s produced. But overall, hemp could provide fantastic insulation support with its inherent qualities. It’s a great option to keep your home fresh during the summer and warm during the colder months. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp HempGuru United States (US) 0 Questions 126 Answers 0 Best Answers 276 Points View Profile HempGuru 2020-08-16T12:54:32-04:00Added an answer on August 16, 2020 at 12:54 pm Hemp insulation is still at an early stage of use compared to the spray foam insulation. But it’s much more breathable and is a non-hazardous and non-toxic material. Hemp insulations are also biodegradable, so it’s a perfect choice if you want to reduce your environmental footprint. And similar to the spray foam insulations, they can regulate noise very well and could be quite an energy-efficient option for your home. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Cleverclogs 0 Questions 204 Answers 0 Best Answers 414 Points View Profile Cleverclogs 2020-07-29T10:11:12-04:00Added an answer on July 29, 2020 at 10:11 am Just also depends on who you are and what your personal opinions are on the use of chemical products that are not sustainable VS. Sustainable, natural products. This is the first key differentiator. It has low-conductivity and a high thermal mass, so the insulation offered by hemp foam is about on-par with spray foam. As you would expect, it helps keep a house warmer in cooler weather and cooler in warmer weather. However, one of the major pitfalls of using hemp foam is that it is way more flammable than spray foam. Add to the fact that spray foam is cheaper and easier to use, and it’s easy to understand why so many people are still using spray foam and not the hemp foam alternative. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp acevedobenitez 0 Questions 182 Answers 0 Best Answers 366 Points View Profile acevedobenitez 2020-07-29T10:09:53-04:00Added an answer on July 29, 2020 at 10:09 am Hemp insulation is more expensive than traditional spray insulation but is a better product. Because it has large and natural fibers, it holds in more heat and absorbs moisture better than traditional insulation materials. Do not let the price change your mind. It is more on the front end because it is newer in the market, but it is better for the health of your household. Hemp is also stronger and is recyclable. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp MarcLouis 0 Questions 187 Answers 0 Best Answers 376 Points View Profile MarcLouis 2020-07-25T10:47:21-04:00Added an answer on July 25, 2020 at 10:47 am Hemp insulation is better than foam spray insulation. Hemp is known for its temperature regulating properties, as it allows for better airflow. Spray foams will prevent airflow, causing temperatures to be higher. Hemp is also a far more environmentally friendly product than those used in spray foam insulators, making it better for the planet. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Moogdummy 0 Questions 246 Answers 0 Best Answers 521 Points View Profile Moogdummy 2020-07-17T07:57:59-04:00Added an answer on July 17, 2020 at 7:57 am Hemp is by far more sustainable than that spray foam trash that ends up in landfills for a long time. The drawbacks of hemp insulation are that it is more flammable. It is undoubtedly a great insulator, but people go with spray foam because it’s simply easier and probably less expensive. Still, if it was me, I would avoid the spray foam because it would plague my conscience. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Hempmaster3000 0 Questions 214 Answers 0 Best Answers 461 Points View Profile Hempmaster3000 2020-07-17T07:57:27-04:00Added an answer on July 17, 2020 at 7:57 am We know that hemp has a very high rate of insulation and can also absorb some amounts of water. These things are definitely better with hemp then foam. But you must remember that there is still a negative stigma around hemp, and it’s not easily accessible yet. So even if you wanted to insulate with hemp – you might not be able too. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wordsmith 0 Questions 256 Answers 0 Best Answers 531 Points View Profile wordsmith 2020-07-13T21:34:18-04:00Added an answer on July 13, 2020 at 9:34 pm Spray foam insulation is the right product. It is used mostly in homes since it is efficient. But it has many disadvantages such as it is not thick, it does not always fill every hollow or hole, it might result in water damage and a lot more. Hemp insulation is so much better. It is a naturally insulating material, low carbon, and durable at the same time. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp CrayM 0 Questions 311 Answers 0 Best Answers 655 Points View Profile CrayM 2020-07-13T21:33:55-04:00Added an answer on July 13, 2020 at 9:33 pm For different reasons, yes. While it is cheaper and more durable, spray foam will fill the area better since it can get into smaller spaces. Depending on the environment you live in, hemp, because of its moisture durability, maybe the best choice for your insulation. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp amanda.tolar Waynesburg, United States (US) 0 Questions 313 Answers 0 Best Answers 660 Points View Profile amanda.tolar 2020-07-11T10:34:33-04:00Added an answer on July 11, 2020 at 10:34 am For most purposes, for sure! It possesses a higher rate of insulation and handles moist/damp environments much better than foam. However, one downside is availability–however, as hemp in the construction industry gains popularity, I anticipate it becoming much more prominent. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Melody 0 Questions 189 Answers 0 Best Answers 387 Points View Profile Melody 2020-07-08T23:12:08-04:00Added an answer on July 8, 2020 at 11:12 pm Hemp has low conductivity levels with a high thermal mass, so it is a great insulator. It makes your house cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather. Using hemp insulation is also good for noise between floors or from outside. Spray foam insulation gets in all the nooks and crannies, so there is no leakage. So, which is better? Good question. They both have their purposes. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wavess 0 Questions 234 Answers 0 Best Answers 495 Points View Profile wavess 2020-07-07T21:17:50-04:00Added an answer on July 7, 2020 at 9:17 pm Hemp insulation is, for many reasons, better than spray foam insulation. First of all, hemp insulates better than many other materials. The more the material restricts the flow of heat, the higher its R-value. Hemp easily restricts the flow of heat within your walls and building. Secondly, hemp absorbs moisture, which makes hemp a great material to use if you want to prevent the growth of mold. People who live in a highly humid climate may want to use hemp as an insulator for that reason. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Remember Me! Forgot Password?