Spray foam is a material that seals floors, walls, and ceiling cavities against air movement; This may include spaces around light fixtures, electrical outlets, and windows and doors that meet the walls. It is often sprayed into attics, open cavities, rim joists, and crawl spaces. In addition, you can use it in pole barns, commercial buildings, and existing homes.
Spray foam does not lose its shape. Unlike traditional insulation materials, it fills crevices, cracks, and gaps on installation. It does not sag, settle or compress over time.
Spray Foam Insulation types
Open-cell: this type of insulation is more solid and thicker. It is soft and springy, giving it an effective diminishing effect. It is cheaper than closed-cell foam insulation.
Closed-cell: this insulation is more expensive than open-cell insulation. It has more advantages than closed-cell insulation.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation:
Controlling Air-tight seal: spray foam provides a powerful insulator. It offers an airtight seal, which ranks the highest on the market. Spray foam insulation creates a robust airtight seal.
Energy expenses: being a powerful insulator, Spray foam insulation saves a substantial amount of energy. Spray foam insulation offers 50 percent reduced energy consumption, whereas other methods save only 30 percent of energy.
Water-resistant: cracks and holes in the walls can allow water and moisture into your house. Spray foam insulation, being water-resistant, provides not only an airtight seal but also a water-tight seal. Moreover, being water-resistant, spray foam ensures that the environment is not conducive to bacteria growth.
Sustainable: this type of insulation is sustainable and eco-friendly. There are many reasons as to why spray foam insulation is sustainable, some of which are:
- It assists reduce energy consumption
- It creates a better household
- It protects the house against mold growth and humidity
- It has a long lifespan