Choosing the Right Type of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is a high-performance product that can help lower energy bills by air sealing the home and preventing heat loss. The cost of spray insulation depends on the type used and the area of the house being insulated.

Choosing the Right Type of Spray Foam Insulation

There are two main types of spray foam insulation: open-cell and closed-cell. Open-cell foam is the cheapest of the two, but it will mold and mildew in high humidity environments, so it shouldn’t be used on roofs where water leakage could occur. Closed-cell spray foam is more expensive but it doesn’t develop mold or mildew, making it ideal for areas of the home where moisture can be a problem. Find out

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It’s also worth asking the contractor about the blowing agent they use for their spray foam insulation. Traditional spray foam insulation uses hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which have a global warming potential (GWP) of over 3,400 times that of carbon dioxide. Ask the contractor if they can replace HFCs with an alternative such as a soybean-based product, which will be less damaging to the environment.

When the insulation contractor arrives, they will need to prepare the area of the home for spraying. This typically involves removing any coverings and cleaning the walls, floor or ceiling. They will then run a hose from a spray gun to the area to be sprayed. The liquid spray foam expands as it’s applied, filling all the nooks and crannies of the structure to form an airtight barrier that helps keep heat from escaping your home.

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