- Dramatically lowers energy costs
- Stops air and moisture infiltration
- Prevents dust, pollen, and other allergens from entering the home
- Holds its form permanently, never sags
- Reduces capacity requirements, maintenance, and wear of HVAC equipment
- Reinforces exterior sheathing and studs
- Reduces airborne sound, making the home acoustically tighter
- There are two different types of spray foams, both with different characteristics and applications. It’s really important to know the difference between open-cell and closed-cell, and we are happy to further explain any questions you have about the applications and the cost difference.
Open-Cell Spray Foam
The most commonly used spray foam is open-cell, mainly because of the price and home application. Open-cell spray foam is a much softer type of foam because of the broken cells in its structure. The cells of the foam are open and can allow water to pass through them, which can be good or bad depending on the application. Open-cell spray foam does a great job sealing air tight, filling in and around wires, pipes and other obstacles. Common application is approximately 5 inches.
Closed-Cell Spray Foam
Closed-cell is one of the most advanced insulation solutions available. Closed-cell spray foam is closed and tightly packed together this makes closed-cell spray foam is dense and strong. It will not absorb water or allow air to pass through it. Closed-cell spray foam tops the charts in insulating power with an impressive average of R-7 per inch. Commonly applied at 2-4 inches. It is expensive but worth every inch!
The up front cost of spray foam is more expensive in comparison to other insulation. However, the benefits can be felt immediately within the structure and the long term cost savings on energy bills is outstanding!