Home Spray Foam Insulation
Foam spray insulation is a relatively new product in the insulation market and has completely changed the way that we think about insulation in our homes. Before spray foam insulation, insulation required a variety of solutions that had to account for space, environment, surrounding systems such as piping and electrical wiring, and external weather factors. Spray foam insulation fits a range of bespoke insulation requirements and can be easily installed in most areas of the home, which makes it not only incredibly versatile but also extremely handy for those who require insulation in several places around the home that other insulation techniques could not offer a solution for, such as floors and tight wall cavities.
What is spray foam insulation?
Spray foam insulation is produced using multiple materials, depending on the outcome you desire. Spray foam expands and sets after it has been installed, meaning that it takes the exact form of the area it has been applied, without needing to be first cast or shaped to fit the area it will insulate. This differs from most other insulation techniques and offers a range of benefits, from lower installation costs to quicker installation times. The nature of the material affords both installers and their clientele a fantastic means of retrofit insulation, without the need to dismantle existing parts of the property.
Open-cell versus closed-cell foam insulation
Both open-cell and closed-cell spray foam installation are produced using polyurethane. Whilst both are similar in their composition, the installation technique used to install each one differs, and the applications for both change dramatically, given their differences once installed. Closed-cell spray foam is much denser than open-cell and is subsequently better than open-cell when considering moisture and air leakage. Open-cell foam spray is spongey and versatile, but should not be installed below ground level, as exposure to moisture may compromise the integrity of the insulation.
Greater R-values than traditional insulation
Spray foam can fill cavities that traditional insulation techniques, such as batts, cannot. For this reason, it is a much better option than that of traditional methods, where space or obstructions cause issues in the insulation installation. Spray foam insulation is also generally much denser than traditional insulation materials, which gives it an advantage in R-value and makes it a superior air barrier. If you are looking for advice on which spray foam variation you should choose, contact us and we will gladly assist you in determining this!
Installing foam insulation
Depending on the type of foam that you want to be installed, as well as the area that you will be installing the spray foam insulation, the installation process may vary. What does not vary, is the array of areas within your property that can benefit from spray foam. Walls, floors, ceilings, basements, and attics can all benefit from a proper spray foam installation and reap the benefits of this amazing product. Our foam contractors are dedicated to ensuring that we adequately assess the requirements of your property and deliver the best results possible for your needs. Should you want a quote or more information on spray foam insulation, our team eagerly await your call! Find our number below.