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Old 03-20-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Stryofoam vs. Blue or Pink foam boards.

Is there much difference between the 3 styles, regular white styrofoam vs the dow pink foam board, or the blue foam board?
There's a guy selling used white styrofoam by me for $2 a 4X8 sheet, and I'm thinking that might be the way to go for insulating by basement.


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That is a really good price. 6th para;



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What is the thickness? Generally XPS (blue or pink) will offer superior performance, but it will be hard to beat that price. GBR has a good link there.
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Avoid the white styrofoam for basement. It will wick moisture.
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