316 Insulation – What is Spray Foam Insulation?

Insulation Contractor is a type of polyurethane foam that’s applied in the form of a liquid. It’s mixed with two components that react chemically to expand and fill in cracks, crevices and gaps. The resulting foam is a highly effective insulator that impacts conduction and condensation, and helps to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Enhancing Indoor Air Quality with Spray Foam Insulation

The process of installing spray foam involves cleaning the area to be insulated and ensuring it’s free of any debris or dust. A specialized spray gun will then apply the mixture to the surface and as it expands, it fills in the space and creates an airtight seal. The resulting insulation is very durable and can be used in many different types of projects, including new construction, pole barns and residential homes.

There are two main types of spray foam insulation – open and closed cell. Both insulate a house well, but each product has its own unique strengths and weaknesses.

Typically, open-cell foam is less expensive than closed-cell spray foam and uses water or carbon dioxide as its propellant, making it more environmentally friendly. However, since it has open pockets, it’s more likely to absorb moisture and vapor than closed-cell foam and will require the addition of a vapor barrier in certain applications.

Closed-cell foam is generally more expensive than open-cell, but it offers a higher R-value and provides greater structural integrity. It’s also more odorless and requires less time to cure than open-cell foam.

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