The Difference Between Open-Cell & Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation

Home Spray Foam Insulation The Difference Between Open-Cell and Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Do you know the difference between open-cell & closed-cell spray foam insulation, and when they should be used? You’d be surprised how many people within the industry of insulation don’t know the difference.

In the case of open-cell spray foam insulation, it’s essentially used for sound-dampening / sound-proofing. It’s incredibly efficient for such uses, and applicable for any physical spaces that require soundproofing, to help eliminate sound pollution. The only caveat for open-cell spray foam insulation is the room, or rooms need to be large enough for application, as the expansion rate of open-cell spray foam is between .5″ – 1″. So in this instance, size really does matter.

In the instance of closed-cell spray foam, it’s used to insulate the exterior shell of your home, business, or agricultural facility, such as exterior walls, roof-decks, and underfloors. This creates a monolithic seam, which establishes a superior air & vapor barrier, which also helps regulate temperatures, and eliminate air leakage. It has the highest R-value of any insulation type by a very large margin, clocking in at R-6.9 for 1 inch, R-13 for 2 inches, and R-19 for 3 inches, which also helps to reinforce structural integrity of any structure by up to 300%.

It also helps to significantly reduce your energy bill when it comes to running your HVAC system for heating & cooling, so your home, business, or agricultural facility will stay warmer much longer during the winter, and cooler much longer during the summer. It’s the most efficient, and optimized energy insulation solution that exists. And because it’s energy efficient, that means a significantly less carbon footprint. It also means you may qualify for rebates through the Energy Trust of Oregon. Call today to learn more about the added benefits of spray foam insulation. Go Green. Go Foam.

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