Spray foam insulation is great for filling gaps in your home’s structure. It is literally the most effective form of insulation for filling gaps. As you probably know, air can leak in through these gaps in your home’s structure. Which causes your HVAC system to work that much harder and cost you that much more money. Spray foam insulation’s air sealing properties helps you maintain your home at a comfortable temperature and even reduce pollen and other allergens that can enter your home through those very same gaps.
In case you aren’t familiar with some different types of insulation, you have probably seen the pink cotton-like fiberglass insulation. However, fiberglass insulation isn’t the only type of insulation. If you’re looking for ever more energy efficiency, spray foam insulation is a much better option.
When installed by professionals, spray foam insulation is an extremely safe and effective method of insulating. Our spray foam insulation professionals follow a very specific set of guidelines for the safest installation possible.
After applying spray foam insulation, there is an “air barrier” that is created. This helps mitigate air leakage from the building after it is applied. Compared with traditional fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation minimizes air infiltration.
Spray foam insulation is made up of an inert polymer that does not allow bacteria or mold and can be used indefinitely. This saves you money as it performs at an optimum level for many more years than other types of insulation.
Spray foam insulation is one of the more environment friendly options. First and foremost it reduces your overall energy consumption. It lasts a lot longer which creates less waste. It also prevents the forming of biological growth unlike other forms of insulation.
Closed cell results in rigid, hard foam with a density of 1.8 to 2.3 pounds per cubic feet. Open cell results in soft, flexible foam with a density of about 0.5 to 0.8 pounds per cubic feet.
The closed cell products we use yield R7 per inch.
The open cell products we use yield R4.5 per inch
We started our spray foam insulation business in 1969 – one of the first contractors in Upstate NY to apply this type of insulation.
See the following link for an article from Building Science Digest that addresses the reasons why venting is not necessary with spray foam insulation.https://www.buildingscience.com/documents/digests/bsd-149-unvented-roof-assemblies-for-all-climates
Closed cell spray foams insulation by nature are resistant to water absorption, and are approved by FEMA as a flood-resistant material. Always discuss with your contractor which type of spray foam is planned for your specific project.
Yes, closed cell is considered a moisture barrier due to the thermal set plastic content.
Yes, moist air cannot get to the cold surface after closed cell spray foam insulation is applied, thus successfully stopping condensation.
We recommend closed cell spray foam insulation for metal pole barn surfaces.