Specialty Insulation

In addition to Cellulose, Fiberglass, and Spray Foam insulation, Whitson Insulation Company offers a number of specialty products and insulation services. We stand ready to work with residential and commercial customers throughout Western Michigan, including Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor, Kalkaska, Traverse City, and all other areas around Grand Rapids. Learn more below.

Hybrid Insulation System

A hybrid insulation system combines two of the most popular insulators: spray foam insulation and fiberglass batt insulation. This system is also known as flash and batt, and it is a great option for insulating open cavities in new construction or remodeling projects. A hybrid insulation system provides excellent energy efficiency at a lower price than installing full spray foam. Hybrid insulation is installed in two stages:

  • One inch of closed cell spray foam insulation is applied
  • When in place, a fiberglass batt is placed over the top of the foam

Whitson Insulation Company also uses JM Spider insulation equipment in hybrid insulation systems. In this case, first spray foam insulation is installed followed by JM Spider insulation.

Contact us to learn if a hybrid insulation system is the right solution for your project.

JM Spider

The JM Spider custom insulation system is a type of cavity spray fiberglass insulation. It is engineered to completely fill cavities (such as open walls) prior to installing drywall. It is different than dense-packed fiberglass because of its adhesive-free fibers.

JM Spider is manufactured with interlocking fibers that spring and lock into open cavities when installed. Fibers stay in place without adhesive or installing behind netting. JM Spider fully fills gaps and voids with a quick drying time, so your project can continue moving ahead on schedule.

Click here to learn more about JM Spider. Contact us to discuss your project and learn if JM Spider may be the right product for your next project.

Mineral Wool Insulation

Mineral wool insulation has gained significant popularity as an alternative to other insulation options. The mineral wool insulation R-value is similar to that found in other insulation products, and it is developed from inorganic fibers, making it naturally fire resistant.

Mineral wool insulation, also known as rock wool, is made from inorganic fibers derived from volcanic basalt rock. It is spun into fibers and manufactured into mineral wool batt insulation, rolls, or loose-fill insulation—the same forms found in fiberglass insulation.

Mineral wool insulation can be used in any application where fiberglass or other types of insulation is typically installed and increased fire resistance is desired.

If you are interested in installing mineral wool insulation in your next project or have questions about the wide variety of insulation types we offer, contact us today.

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