If you are interested in spray foam insulation for you home, reach out to our team to find out more about what it can do.
When it comes to insulating your home, you have a wide variety of materials to choose from, and we at 31-W Insulation understand that it can be difficult to know which one to pick. To help you make this important decision, we offer complimentary consultations where you can discuss your home and your particular needs with one of our experts. We’ll walk you through the relative benefits or drawbacks of each type of insulation that we offer, but in this article, we’ll be focusing on spray foam insulation.
Although it is newer to the market than more traditional options like batt insulation, spray foam insulation is extremely popular because it creates a superior airtight seal. The foam material penetrates even the smallest nooks and crannies to block virtually all possible avenues for airflow. This means that your Orlando, Florida home will stay cooler in the hot months of the year (which is most of them) because less of the hot air from outside will be able to leak into you precious air-conditioned bubble. This in turn means that your AC won’t have to use as much energy to cool your home, and you can save money on your power bills.
What is the Difference Between Open-Cell and Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation?
At 31-W Insulation, we take the time to fully explain all your options for insulating your Orlando, Florida home. While spray foam insulation is growing in popularity for its many benefits and amazing performance, we want you to fully understand it before we proceed. One topic that we want to share with you about spray foam insulation is that there are two types: open-cell and closed-cell.
Both closed-cell and open-cell spray foam insulation are incredible insulators acting as both thermal barriers and air barriers, not to mention providing sound attenuation. They are, however, manufactured in completely different ways. As their names indicate, the cell structure is different between the two, with closed-cell insulation having completely closed cells and open-cell insulation being created to leave the cells open. The result of the different manufacturing processes makes open-cell foam flexible and closed-cell foam rigid and denser.
There are advantages of both types of spray foam insulation. Open-cell foam expands more during installation, making it ideal for hard-to-reach areas or when you want a single application for soundproofing purposes. Closed-cell foam is ideal for extreme insulating and for applications where there is potential for wet conditions. It acts as a vapor barrier and won’t sustain water damage.
We are happy to discuss which type of spray foam insulation is best for your home and further go over the many benefits involved with this type of insulation so you can decide if it is the best option for your needs.
We at 31-W Insulation recommend spray foam insulation for both new construction and upgrades to existing structures. It is especially useful for the latter purpose, as unlike traditional roll insulation, there is no need to remove any walls or siding in order to install it. If you are interested in the benefits of spray foam insulation, give our team at 31-W Insulation a call to learn more about it. We offer quality products from Johns Manville, Demilec USA, and Icynene.
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