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The Debate Over Foam

NobleHome MA, United States 0 Ratings 0 Discussions 1 Group posts

Posted by: NobleHome // Affordable, passive solar, easy to build kit houses

Since Noble Home's inception we've been using foam-insulated SIPs to build the shell of our homes. This has always been a compromise, since foam isn't as environmentally friendly as we'd like and there are no options on the market that use recycled foam.

We're investigating creating our own SIPs to use in future Noble Homes and would love to hear your thoughts. Are you foam-averse? Would you prefer a greener material, such as mineral wool? What do you feel about a wood frame versus a light-gauge steel frame?

Please comment here or send us an email to, your thoughts will help shape our walls!



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