What is Spray Foam Insulation?
What types of Spray Foam Insulation are there?
Open Cell – Open Cell Foam insulation is a full air barrier system that expands 100 times its value, filling gaps and cracks within a structure. It is commonly used on the inside of exterior walls or the underside of roof decks to create a closed attic assembly (no venting needed) for residential and commercial construction. It is imperative that open cell foam is sprayed at the correct thicknesses giving you the full air barrier protection.
Closed Cell – Closed Cell Insulation is denser product (think strong like concrete). It creates a 3 in one air, moisture and vapor barrier. Closed cell is commonly used in industrial applications or on the exterior walls of commercial buildings, or closed cell insulation can be used anywhere in the residential home, but is ideal for exterior walls, basements and crawl spaces.
Injection Foam – Injection Foam is designed for existing residential homes that were built before building code was created in 1976. While many houses may have insulation, injection foam is a frothy foam that can be used within the wall cavity to fill the perimeter of the house to fill the gaps and cracks to upgrade old insulation to bring it to higher energy efficiency
Where can Spray Foam Insulation be used?
Spray Foam insulation can be used anywhere in the home, the same as traditional insulation. Spray Foam insulation is ideal for hard to insulate areas because it spreads to fully insulate the area. These hard to insulate areas can include, but are not limited to:
- Cathedral Ceilings
- Crawl Spaces