The airtight seal accomplished with spray foam insulation makes it a popular choice for homeowners and contractors.
The options for insulating your home are practically endless, and here at 31-W Insulation, we have the materials and expertise to meet whatever objectives you have in mind. During your complimentary consultation, we’ll assess your current insulation and provide you with information about the best options to improve energy efficiency, reduce noise, and gain all the benefits of having a well-insulated home.
One type of insulation that is growing in popularity is spray foam insulation. This is an excellent product when you need to upgrade insulation or for new construction. It beats out other types of insulation if your objective is to create an airtight seal. Spray foam insulation seals cracks and cavities by actually penetrating the openings and expanding.
History of Spray Foam Insulation
Humankind is always looking for a better solution for a variety of needs and situations, and home insulation is no different. This desire has led to many alternatives to the standard fiberglass insulation that has been used since the 1930s. Here at 31-W Insulation, we watched as spray foam insulation came into the picture and added it to our offering when we saw that it was a viable and desirable insulation alternative for residential and commercial properties.
The most common form of spray foam insulation is polyurethane, and it was used long before it made the graduation to insulation use. It was first developed by the military to be used on airplanes in the 1940s. It was 30 years later before spray foam insulation was used. It might surprise you that it has been around since the 1970s, but since we started in 1972, we can tell you definitively that is the case, although it didn’t take off in popularity until several years later.
Today there are both open-cell and closed-cell options for spray home insulation, with each having advantages and ideal uses. For example, closed-cell is more compact and denser, so it is able to be used for outdoor applications, whereas open-cell is used primarily for interior walls where a sound barrier is desired. Both products are very good air barriers, but if you also want a water vapor barrier, you would require closed-cell foam insulation. Contact us today to learn more about spray foam insulation and its advantages for home and business use.
The important thing to note about spray foam insulation is that quality matters. We have been around since 1972, so we know a thing or two about which products perform as promised and which don’t, and we wouldn’t tarnish our stellar reputation by using anything but the best. You can count on us to only use products from reliable, reputable manufacturers, including CertainTeed, Knauf, Demilec USA, and cfiFOAM. We will go over each of the options available, so you can make an informed decision about which spray foam insulation best fits your objectives.
If you have any questions about spray foam insulation or other types of insulation and would like to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us. We also provide insulation and other building materials to contractors involved in residential and commercial projects.