Residential and commercial properties are made more energy efficient, healthier and sound proof with spray foam insulation. The materials used in the make up of foam insulation is a combination of organic products like soy and inorganic products, making this insulation a better choice for the environment. An added benefit is the decreased energy costs because of the quality of the insulation.
Foam insulation is a combination of two chemicals that expand when applied, much like shaving cream in a can. Because the foam expands when applied it does a fantastic job of sealing all sorts of cracks and crevices. This makes for a much tighter seal than any batt or blown in insulation can accomplish. There are two main types of foam insulation – open cell and closed cell. The easiest way to explain the difference is that open cell insulation has tiny air bubbles in the foam, making it lighter weight. Closed cell doesn’t have any air bubble so it is heavier. Open cell insulation has a lower R-value than closed cell, is less of a sound barrier and costs a little less. Closed cell offers the highest R-value available today and offers the added benefit of making a structure more durable.
Because foam insulation provides an air tight seal, moisture and mold is no longer a problem. It also does a great job of keeping pests out of your home. This makes a home or building a healthier place to live or work.
Spray foam insulation is not a DIY weekend job and should be left to the professionals. This insulation solution should be installed by certified spray foam contractors who are specially trained in the proper application and have the specialized equipment necessary to do the job right.
Because of all the benefits spray foam insulation offers builders are choosing spray foam insulation over traditional insulation more often. Studies have shown that installing spray foam insulation can reduce the energy waste, lower energy bills and make a structure more comfortable.