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Spray Foam Insulation: Cost and Functionally Effective Way to Insulate Your Home

18 June 2023

Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Spray foam insulation is a top choice for Americans to insulate their homes. The reason for this is clear. This is arguably the most effective means of keeping summer’s hot air out and your conditioned air in your home. Closed-cell polyurethane spray foam is defined as a “closed cell’ insulator due to its high R-value. And this is very important because R-value is the material’s capacity to insulate and resist heat flow.

The prime characteristics of closed-cell insulation due to its high resistance, it helps resist water from seeping into the insulation which mostly creates moisture build-up. Moisture build-up will promote bacterial and mold growth, something you do not want inside your walls. This closed-cell spray foam is a denser material which means that it insulates buildings and appliances. Its main function insulates the air within (and outside) of the insulated object that prevents mold growth and even strengthens the wall. Deciding on the spray foam, the right place is on the underside of the roof sheathing, not on the floor though it is a case-to-case basis. It will convert your vented, unconditioned attic into an unvented, conditioned attic which is preferred if you have a furnace and cutwork in the attic. And using closed-cell spray foam will do its purpose. Spray foam insulation creates an effective air and vapor barrier. It creates air gaps and barriers that will make it difficult for heat energy and sound to pass through the foam. And since the foam expands to the space in which it is sprayed, these pockets will reach even the small nooks and crannies.

For strong insulation, a closed-cell spray foam is what you need. Open-cell foam will do just fine for smaller fill-ins. What really matters is the R-value of the whole wall, and not just that of the insulation. Spray foam insulation is one of the most effective ways to make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable.

For more information regarding Spray Foam Insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Insulation helps keep your house cool in the summer!