Spray Foam Insulation
What is Spray Foam?
Spray foam is formed by combining two materials which, when mixed, expand to many times their original volume. When sprayed into the required place, our spray foam services will fill the gaps cleanly and neatly, in order to provide a virtually airtight seal that adds thermal insulation.
How We Use Spray Foam?
Spray foam insulation is an invaluable product that can be used for everything from packaging for fragile, expensive items, to insulating entire buildings. It’s now regarded as a safer and more cost-effective insulation alternative to previous materials, such as fibreglass. Depending on the application, spray foam can be applied more or less densely to form a rigid or softer, more flexible material.
Common Insulation Applications
What is diference between “Closed Cell” and “Open Cell” Insulation?
When it comes to choosing insulation for your home or building, there are two primary types to consider: closed-cell and open-cell insulation. While both types of insulation are designed to improve energy efficiency and indoor comfort, there are some key differences between the two that are important to understand.
Closed-cell insulation is a type of spray foam insulation that is made up of small, dense cells that are tightly packed together. This density gives closed-cell insulation a higher R-value per inch of thickness, which means it provides a better thermal barrier than open-cell insulation. Additionally, closed-cell insulation is more resistant to moisture and can even serve as a vapor barrier in some cases.
Open-cell insulation, on the other hand, is made up of larger, less dense cells that are filled with air. This type of insulation is softer and more pliable than closed-cell insulation, and it has a lower R-value per inch of thickness. However, open-cell insulation is often more affordable than closed-cell insulation, and it is easier to install in hard-to-reach areas such as attics and crawl spaces.
One of the primary benefits of open-cell insulation is its ability to absorb sound waves, which makes it a good choice for soundproofing applications. Additionally, open-cell insulation is more breathable than closed-cell insulation, which can help to prevent moisture buildup and reduce the risk of mold and mildew growth.
Overall, the choice between closed-cell and open-cell insulation will depend on the specific needs of your home or building. If you are looking for maximum energy efficiency and moisture resistance, closed-cell insulation may be the better choice. If affordability and ease of installation are a priority, open-cell insulation may be the better choice. It is always best to consult with a professional insulation contractor to determine which type of insulation is best suited for your specific needs.