Spray Foam Insulation Installation Services in Jonesboro, Springdale & Little Rock
Spray foam insulation is both a home insulation and air sealing product. The combination of insulation and air sealing increases comfort in homes and commercial buildings also while reducing energy consumption. While fiberglass insulation can be combined with air sealing, spray foam — which expands when it is applied — achieves both in one step.
BENEFITS OF SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
This type of insulation has a variety of benefits:
- Increased Comfort – By stopping outside air infiltration, spray foam prevents drafts and enhances acoustics.
- Energy and Cost Savings – The combination of air sealing and insulation can help reduce monthly energy costs.
- Reduced Outside Air Infiltration – Spray foam seals air leaks and helps prevent outside air infiltration which can help reduce pollen, dust, and allergens.
- Durability to Last a Lifetime – Once applied, spray foam will not shrink, sag, or settle — even if it comes into contact with water. Spray foam sticks to a wide variety of materials including masonry, cement, metal studs, wood studs, and rooflines.
TYPES OF SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
There are two different types of spray foam, and they each have unique capabilities.
Open Cell Spray Foam
Open cell spray foam works as an insulator and air barrier. Weighing only 0.5 pounds per cubic foot, it gets its name from its broken cell structure. This allows air to fill the empty space inside the material. The typical R-value of open cell foam is 3.7 per inch. Open cell insulation is vapor permeable, it dampens sounds, and it eliminates air infiltration.
Closed Cell Spray Foam
Closed cell spray foam also works as an insulator and air barrier. Closed cell spray foam is solid and more dense than open cell spray foam. The cells of the bubbles remain intact, which makes the material rigid. The closed cell composition and increased density contribute to a higher R-value than open cell spray foam. Higher density allows closed cell spray foam to contribute to building stability during storms and high winds.