Spray Foam Insulation FAQs

FAQs About Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is one of the most popular choices for homeowners and business owners in Little Rock, Springdale and Jonesboro in Arkansas. Our team of expert insulation installers at G&S Insulating can make sure your home is properly insulated to help you save money and increase your comfort levels. We have prepared some answers to some of the most common insulation questions. We are happy to answer any additional questions you have.

Should I Choose Open Cell Spray Foam or Closed Cell Spray Foam?

Open cell spray foam and closed cell spray foam both have unique benefits to offer. Both options provide the dual benefits of acting as an insulator and air barrier. The advantages of installing open cell spray foam insulation include sound dampening and stopping air infiltration. Closed cell spray foam insulation is more rigid and can improve building stability. The good news is that you don’t have to be a spray foam expert! The insulation experts at G&S Insulating will recommend the type of spray foam insulation for your home or business in Little Rock, Springdale and Jonesboro.

What Are the Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray foam insulation can help lower your monthly energy costs. The combination of sealing air leaks and adding R-value increases comfort by sealing drafts and adding thermal protection. Spray foam reduces outside air infiltration and is durable and long-lasting.

What Is R-Value?

You may have heard that spray foam insulation can increase the R-value of your building, but many homeowners don’t know what that means. R-value measures resistance to heat flow, which is also known as thermal resistance. Building code regulations require certain R-values based on climate zone and other factors.

Is Spray Foam Good for Soundproofing?

Yes. Open and closed cell spray foam are both effective for reducing noise levels from outside sources. Spray foam reduces noise by sealing cracks and gaps that allow sound to travel into buildings through floors, ceilings, and walls.

How Much Insulation Does My Home Need?

The amount of insulation your home needs depends on a few factors including your climate zone and local building codes.  The experienced insulation professionals at G&S Insulating are up to date on R-values for homes and businesses in Little Rock, Springdale, and Jonesboro, AR.

How Does Spray Foam Insulation Seal My House?

Spray foam insulation provides exceptional thermal performance to improve your home’s energy efficiency. It can be applied to many surfaces including wood, metal studs, and masonry. Once applied, the foam expand and forms an air seal. This stops air from entering the building through penetration points, keeping unconditioned air from entering your home or business to help it feel more comfortable.

Can Spray Foam Insulate an Existing Home?

Absolutely. The experienced team at G&S Insulating in Little Rock, Springdale and Jonesboro can use spray foam insulation in many areas of your home such as basement walls, roof decks, under crawl spaces, and in new additions or home renovation projects that have open cavities such as open walls.

Can I Do It Myself?

Spray foam insulation should be applied by a well trained installer. You might be able to find a small kit, but those are typically only for very limited projects like sealing cracks or joints. A professional spray foam insulation company has the training and experience to properly apply spray foam insulation.

What Insulation Options Do You Offer?

While spray foam is a great insulation choice in Little Rock, Springdale and Jonesboro, it is not the only insulation option. G&S Insulating installs fiberglass insulation and cellulose insulation for attics, walls, and more. We provide services for homes, commercial spaces, and multifamily housing projects in Little Rock, Springdale, Jonesboro and the surrounding areas.

Why G&S Insulating?

G&S Insulating has been providing premier insulation services for homeowners, builders, and contractors in Little Rock, Springdale and Jonesboro since 2001. Our experienced and professionally trained team is ready to provide attic insulation using spray foam insulation or another insulation product. We provide up-front estimates and excellent service. We can come to your home, business, or commercial project in Little Rock, Springdale, or Jonesboro, AR. We also travel outside Arkansas to serve our builder clients. If you have questions about spray foam insulation or if you are ready to get your project started, contact us today.