What is Spray Foam?
Spray foam is a material used as a barrier that creates a permanent seal between floors, walls, and ceilings so that air cannot get through them. This type of insulation can be sprayed into an open cavity such as the attic during new construction. It doesn't lose its shape like other commercial options for insulating, and does not suppress or start to settle over time. Spray foam insulation is an energy efficient way that people choose to insulate their home during installation, and will not have to be repeated constantly unlike with other options that need to be replaced annually.
There are many benefits to choosing spray foam, such as deterring mold, sound control, lower energy bills, and reduced air flow.
How Does Spray Foam Insulation Work
Spray foam insulation affects the heat transfer and air flow of your home. Insulation, in general, is supposed to keep your home at a stable temperature regardless of season by reducing the transfer of heat from outside to the inside of your home. When using spray foam, the foam creates a seal in crevices to prevent air from outside getting into the home.
Open Cell vs Closed Cell
When it comes to insulating with spray foam, there are two options: open or closed.
Open cell is light and pliable form of insulation. As the foam dries after it is sprayed, the gas inside of the cells dissipate through little holes in the cell wall, resulting in a light and pliable foam that shifts when it sets.
Closed cell is a much heavier and more durable form of insulation. This type of insulation is better for weather resistance, so it would most likely be used in places that have a direct outdoor access. To know more about insulation, get in touch with us NOW!
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Difference Between Spray Foam Insulation and Others
The main difference between spray foam and other options are that spray foam doesn't separate or settle over time, whereas the other options do. Spray foam is a longer term option that seals crevices better than the other options, allowing for savings in that electric bill!